Otsego Township

PO Box 257 | 400 N. 16th St., Otsego, MI 49078 | Phone: 269-694-9434 | info@otsegotownship.org

Voting & Elections

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.

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If you are interested in working an election, please email the Township Clerk, Jen Colin: jcolin@otsegotownship.org or call 269-694-9434.

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Voter Registration Information

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.

Polling Place & Precinct Information

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.

Click here to view the precinct map.

Sample Ballots

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.

Incorrect Mailings

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.

Absentee Voter Information

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.

How to Apply for an Absentee Application, Ballot, or to be added to the Permanent Absentee Ballot List:

  • Apply Online through the Michigan Voter Information Center.
  • Call the Township Clerk.
  • Download the form to return by mail, via the Township Hall Drop Slot (by the West Door), or in person to the Township Clerk.
  • In person at the Township Office.

Receipt of Multiple Absentee Applications

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.

Absentee Ballot

  • If you decide you would rather vote in person on election day, you can surrender your absentee ballot at the Township office prior to election day or at the polls on election day, then you can vote in person on election day.
  • Make sure you put your ballot back inside the secrecy sleeve before placing it in the return envelope. MAKE SURE YOU SIGN THE ENVELOPE! Ballots without signatures cannot be processed. If your signature does not match what we have on file for you, we may ask you to come into the office so we can verify your signature.
  • Please return your ballot as soon as possible; with more absentee voters, we need more time to check them in.