Election Updates 2022
Richland will host two elections for the balance of 2022. The Primary election on August 2, 2022 and General election on November 8, 2022.
For each election, our office will be open on the Saturday before the election from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to obtain absentee ballots and /or register to vote. Those dates are July 30th for the August election and November 5th.
Precincts are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.at graceSpring Church, 8643 Gull Road for those who wish to vote in person.
Effective June 1, 2022; the township board consolidated al precincts into one polling location. Everyone will report to graceSpring Church. Upon arrival; directions will be given to find your specific precinct.
Interested in voting absentee? Voters may request an absentee ballot until 4:00 p.m. the Monday before the election. Contact us for additional information at 269-629-4921 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Placement on the permanent absent voter indicates you wish to have an application mailed to you for EVERY election. Receiving an application does not lock you into having to vote absentee. Ballots will only issued to voters who have signed and returned the applicaiton to our office.
Upon receipt of your application, you have the following options:
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?
Voters must fill out an application for each election. 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. Upon receiving your application the voter has two options. 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? NEW LOCATIONS!!!!!!
Richland Township Precincts
# 1 grace Spring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Road.
# 2 grace Spring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Road. EFFECTIVE 6/1/22
# 3 grace Spring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Road. EFFECTIVE 6/1/22
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.