Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Verify that you are eligible to register
To register to vote, you must be all of the following:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old by Election Day
- A resident of Michigan
- A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
If you want to check to see if you are registered, visit www.Michigan.gov/vote.
There you will also find information about registering to vote and voting, voting equipment, polling place locations, state and local ballots, the candidates, campaign finance and more. Your local clerk can help with questions about your voter registration, polling place location and working at the polls.
You must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election, so keep that in mind if you are registering with the intention of voting in an upcoming election.
Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day.
As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you are:
- age 60 years old or older
- unable to vote without assistance at the polls
- expecting to be out of town on election day
- in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
- unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
- appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates. The restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are disabled or voters who are 60 years of age or older. (Voting in person on one governmental level clears the restriction on the other levels. For example, if a voter subject to the restriction votes in person at a school election, the voter would be free to obtain an absentee ballot for the first state election in which he or she wishes to participate.)
Requesting an Absent Voter Ballot
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the township clerk. Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons stated above and your signature. You must request an absent voter ballot by mailing the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from the clerk’s office. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
Requesting an Emergency Absent Ballot
You may make an “emergency” request for an absentee ballot if you cannot attend the polls because of:
- personal injury or illness
- a family death or illness that requires you to leave your community for the entire time the polls are open on election day
The emergency must have occurred after 2 p.m. the Saturday prior to the election. If you are requesting an emergency absentee ballot, you may have someone deliver your written request for the ballot to the township clerk’s office before 4 p.m. on election day.
Emergency ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day.
Find your polling place
You can use the Michigan Voter Information Center to: Find Your Polling Place
Where to vote in Bath Township
Precinct 1: Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath
Precinct 2: Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath
Precinct 3: Bath Middle School, 13675 Webster Road, Bath
Precinct 4: Spirit of Christ Church, 8170 Coleman Road, Haslett
Precinct 5: Fire Department, 5633 Drumheller Road, Bath
Citizen Initiated Petition for Millage for Public Library
Shall Bath Charter Township levy a new millage, to be used only for the specific purpose of operating and directly funding an independent Public Library in Bath Charter Township as defined under the City, Village and Township Libraries Act, Public Act 164 of 1877, MCL 397.201, et seq, not to exceed the amount of 0.68 mill ($0.68 per $1,000.00) on the taxable value of property located in Bath Charter Township for five years beginning with the 2017 tax levy year and continuing through the 2021 tax levy year (inclusive)? The estimated revenue collected by the Township in the first year of such levy is approximately Two Hundred and Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($275,000.00).
Kathleen McQueen, Clerk
Brenda Challender, Deputy Clerk
Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808
Phone: (517) 641-6728
Fax: (517) 641-4170
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next the Township Office entrance that may be used for any township business.