Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center. To verify if or where you are registered to vote, apply for your Absentee ballot, find answers to your questions, view/track your ballot, AND MORE! If you still need help, email or call the Township Clerk.
To register to vote, you may submit your application online or download the form to submit by mail or return form in-person from the Michigan Voter Information Center. Residents of Otsego Township may register to vote Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Otsego Township Clerk’s office. You may also register to vote at any Secretary of State branch office. The Clerk holds 8 office hours on the Saturday or Sunday prior to each election for voter registration. Voters can also register to vote on election day in the Clerks office.
Otsego Township oversees two precincts and hosts voters for elections that include Otsego Township residents, Otsego Public Schools, Plainwell Community Schools, Allegan Public Schools, and Martin Public Schools. Residents of Otsego Township’s polling place is at the Otsego Township Hall, 400 North 16th Street, Otsego, MI 49078. City of Otsego residents cannot vote at the Otsego Township polling place.
To view a sample ballot, follow the prompts to input the election, county, jurisdiction and precinct you vote in to see the appropriate sample ballot. Voters who live on the west side and west of 16th Street are in Precinct 1. Voters who live on the east side and east of 16th Street are in Precinct 2.
If you receive mail for persons who are no longer living at your address or who are deceased, do not open it; please just write on the envelope “not at this address” or “deceased” and return to your mail carrier or the post office. They will return the mail to whoever sent it so they can correct their records.
Any registered voter can vote by absentee ballot at any time. Voters can request to be put on the permanent absentee ballot list which will trigger the automatic mailing of the application in advance of each election. For more information about Absentee voting, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.
You may receive more than one Absentee Application. The Township mails one to each person on our Permanent Absentee Voter List and to those who request them for individual elections. Often, the political parties send Absentee Applications too. What to do? Just pick one and send it to the Township. Even if we receive multiple applications, you will only receive one ballot.