The next scheduled election is the Presidential Primary on March 10, 2020. Voters who have requested placement on the permanent AV list should receive their applications around mid December. Ballots will be available for distribution in late January.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE? Residents who are 17 1/2 years of age or older may register to vote at the Township Offices (7401 N 32nd Street), any Secretary of States Branch Office or the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s office. You may also acquire an application to register to vote at the Michigan Secretary of State website .
Please mail your application directly to our office: Richland Township, Attn: Voter Registration, 7401 N 32nd Street, Richland, MI 49083.
How do I obtain an absentee application / ballot?
Absent voter ballots are available to registered voters for all elections. Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
Request to be placed on the permanent Absent Voter List
Richland Township Clerk maintains a permanent list of voters who wish to receive an application for every election. Election law requires that an application be received for every election before the voter receives a ballot. Voters on the permanent list will automatically receive their application approximately 2 months before each election within Richland Township. Once the completed application is received by the township clerk; ballots can be issued to the registered voter. To request placement on the permanent list click here.
Applications for an absentee ballot may be downloaded from the Michigan Secretary of State website (click here) or you may also apply in writing, including your registered address in Richland Township, where you want the ballot sent, and your signature. All written requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received to the Township no later than 5pm the Friday before the election.
You can also come into the Township Office to get an application. Please be prepared to show a valid, government issued ID when you apply. You may request an absentee ballot in person until 4:00 p.m. Monday before the election.
Where do I vote?
Richland Township Precincts
# 1 Gull Lake United Methodist Church, 8640 Gull Road
# 2 Richland Township Hall, 7401 N 32nd Street
#3 Haven Reformed Church, 5350 N Sprinkle Road
Application for Election Inspector
For additional information or questions, please call us at 269-629-4921 during office hours of Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or via email at Contact Us. To qualify as an election inspector, you must be 18 years or older and a registered voter in the State of Michigan. Election inspector's are paid for training in addition to the day of the election.