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AV ballots - Sorry but you can not pick up a ballot for a spouse or family. We have to mail it or they have to come to the township so we can hand it to them. (And we have to ask for their photo ID and have them sign a form.)

We will be open Saturday 8am - 4pm for voters.

AV Ballots - so far 72% of AV voters have returned their ballots - so keep them coming!


You can mail them back, put them in our heavy duty drop box 24/7 in the breezeway or bring them to our office hours (you will need ID).

If you vote in person please note:

If it's on the ballot (candidate or office)

You can't wear it (to the polls)

If you wish to vote AV (Absentee Voter), you must sign an AV application and return it asap! You may sign an AV application online at:

Michigan Online Absent Voter Ballot Application (

but make sure you do this SOON to allow time for us to mail the ballot to you.

You may come in person (bring your ID) and sign an application for an AV ballot during our regular office hours.

Please do not throw out a ballot.

*They are expensive.

* We track each one of them.

*If you make a mistake or want to vote in person, we have to ask that you bring in your ballot for tracking purposes. You also have to sign an affidavit stating you want to spoil the original ballot and if you will vote in person or want a new AV ballot.

*Thank you for your patience while we process your new request as there are several steps involved to maintain security and tracking of each ballot and application. 

New election drop box

We have a new metal election mailbox in our breezeway! You can drop off your AV applications and AV ballots anytime!



Cass County 2022 Election & candidate information

November 2022 Proposals




Early voting in Michigan is Absentee voting!




*We need a signed application from you before we can issue a ballot.

*Be sure to check the correct boxes at the top, sign/date and include your phone number in case we need to contact you.

*If you mail in your application, we will mail you a ballot as soon as we have them.

*If you want want to pick up your ballot in person, we will ask for your id. You will receive your ballot in a sealed envelope. Be sure to sign the outer envelope!

*All ballots can be returned mail or put in our election drop box.





Want an appointment?

If you want an appointment to register or pick up an application or ballot, please give us a call at 269-424-3025 x4.

Last day to receive an AV ballot by mail​

*We must receive your signed request

before 5pm on the Friday before the election.

*Otherwise, you may still come in person to request an AV ballot or register during our regular office hours and

​Saturday Nov 5th, 2022  8am-4pm.


*Voters with disabilities can locate the accessible application to vote absentee at:


Want to work as an election inspector?


Click here for our election inspector application. Then return your application to:


Silver Creek Township Clerk

PO Box 464

Dowagiac, MI 49047

You will need to take and pass the election inspector training. The training is provided by the county clerk to ensure standardized training and your training is good for 2 years.

You may be asked to work at various locations in the county in order to keep a balance of workers from political parties.


For military or overseas:

Federal Post Card Application


  View your sample ballot


  Track your Absentee Ballot


  Find out of if you are registered to vote

  Find your voting location


  Voter registration for college, etc.



Questions about election security? Click here


Vote smart - Michigan


Election Misinformation Article Nov 2020



​​​What ID should I bring?

Voters are supposed to bring a picture identification with them. The most common source is your Driver’s License or State ID card.  The following forms of picture identification may also be used as long as they are current:

·        Federal or state government-issued photo identification (driver’s license or state identification card from any state).

·        U.S. passport

·        Military id card with photo

·        Student id card with photo from high school or an accredited institution of higher education

·        Tribal id card with photo.

 Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification may vote after signing an affidavit of voter not in possession of any form of identification.


Are selfies allowed?

Voters are allowed to take a photograph of

only your own ballot and only while you are within the voting booth!

You may not:

*take a selfie of yourself, either in the voting booth or anywhere within the area where people are voting.

*take any other type of photograph within the area where people are voting.

*share images of a voted ballot within 100 feet from the polling place - this is a buffer zone where electioneering is prohibited.

​​Want to run for office? 


Statutory Duties for Township Elected Officials

Click here for filing information from SOS.

(if you are running for county office, please contact the county clerk's office.)

Note: The county clerk's office also has the required forms for running for a township office.

If you are running for a township office, you will need 3 forms:

1-click here for the statement of organization - this must be sent to county clerk at:

Cass county clerk, 120 n. Broadway suite 123, cassopolis mi  49031.

​2-click here for the affidavit of identity - this must be notarized before you turn it in to the township clerk with your petition.

3-a petition with a minimum of 3 valid signatures;   please print & sign all info legibly. Petitions are available from the township clerk; you can pick it up in person or call/email and we will mail one to you.


Thank you for participating in your local government!

The Permanent Absent Voter application list (Perm AV list) is for registered voters who want to automatically receive an AV application about 60 days prior to each election.

It's a helpful reminder and you can decide at that time if you want to vote in person or via mail (AV). To vote by mail, complete the AV application form and return it to us. To vote in person, throw out the application and come in on election day!

If you want to be on the Permanent AV list, fill out the form below.

Your information has been submitted.

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