Election Dates: Including Deadlines to File

April 21, 2020 By 4:00 p.m., Candidates for partisan and nonpartisan offices (other than judicial candidates) file nominating petitions (or fees if applicable) and Affidavit of Identity for the August primary. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on April 24. (168.93, 133 and 163 for federal and state-level offices; assorted other statutes for local offices)

July 16, 2020 By 4:00 p.m., Candidates  without political party affiliation seeking partisan offices file qualifying petitions and Affidavit of Identity for the November general election. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on July 20. (168.590c)

July 21, 2020, By 4:00 p.m., Candidates for Local School Board and Community College Trustee file an Affidavit of Identity and a nonpartisan nominating petition. (A $100.00 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.) Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on July 24. (168.303; 389.152) For November Election

July 24, 2020 By 4:00 p.m., Write-in candidates other than write-in candidates who seek precinct delegate positions file Declaration of Intent forms for the August primary. (168.737a)

August 4, 2020 STATE PRIMARY ELECTION

Oct. 23, 2020 By 4:00 p.m., Write-in candidates file Declaration of Intent forms for the November general election. (168.737a)

November 3, 2020 STATE GENERAL ELECTION

Absent Voter

Michigan has passed that all registered voters can be an absent voter (AV). Ballots are mailed to the address provided on an Absent Voter Application. Every Election needs an Absent Voter Application on file before the ballot can be sent. Most Absent Voters want to be on the Permanent Absent Voter list that the Powell Township Clerk’s Office maintains. For every upcoming election (unless there were dual AV applications available) the applications are mailed to the registered mailing address. These applications can be returned by email (once scanned with signature), mail, or dropped off at the office. If the voter decides that they would like to vote in person they do not have to return the application. It also serves as a reminder that we are indeed having an election in Powell Township.

Sometimes during elections, political parties will also mail AV applications to voters. There is nothing wrong with delivering these applications to the Powell Township Clerk’s Office but one does not have to return them, especially if you have already returned the application delivered by Township Clerk’s Office.

The Secretary of State website also has Absent voter  applications to print and return to the local Township Clerk. 

It’s important to know that signatures on the applications and then on the returned ballot are essential! These signatures are verified with registration and against application. 

Polling Locations

Township Hall

Halfway Fire Hall

Contact

Powell Township Clerk

Samantha Morin

906-345-9345 X12

clerk@powelltownship.org

Powell Township Deputy Clerk

Leah Fraley

906-345-9345 X15

dep-clerk@powelltownship.org