Click here to view the Berrien County School Election Public Meeting notice, as well as the link to join the meeting. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
For election results, click here
We've sent out 1012 AV ballots and 86% were returned and counted!
To check your AV ballot status - click here
To print out an AV application to sign/date and bring to township to pick up a ballot, click here. You will need to show your ID to pick up a ballot.
Early voting in Michigan is Absentee voting! You do not need a reason =-) But you do need a signed application before we can issue a ballot. We can mail the ballot but if you wish to pick it up in person, please bring your ID. You will receive your ballot in a sealed envelope. You can take it home or vote it in your car, then return it via mail or in our drop box. Be sure to sign the green envelope. If you received a AV ballot, please vote it. Processing AV applications and ballots is time consuming and has additional expenses.
If you spoil your ballot (ie: by voting for too many candidates in one office), we are required to ask that you return the ballot to us. You will need your ID and to sign an affidavit stating you want your ballot spoiled and wish to be issued a new one. Both AV applications and ballots are tracked for election security, so be patient and bring your ID. If you want to make an appointment, please call us at 269-424-3025 x4.
On election day, we will practice social distancing and ask everyone to wear masks and be patient.
For election security questions/concerns, click here
To receive a ballot by mail, we must receive your signed request before 5pm on Friday October 30, 2020.
Otherwise, you may still request an AV ballot or register during our regular hours and:
Clerk's additional election hours for ballots/registration:
Saturday 10/31/2020 8am-4pm
Blind voters can locate the accessible application to vote absentee at:
VISIT MICHIGAN.GOV/VOTE TO:
. VIEW YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT
. FIND OUT IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE
. FIND YOUR VOTING LOCATION
. TRACK YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
What ID should I bring?
MICHIGAN VOTERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF SHOWING PICTURE IDENTIFICATION. THE MOST COMMON SOURCE IS YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE OR A 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).
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 WITHOUT PICTURE IDENTIFICATION: 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 THEIR OWN BALLOT AND ONLY WHILE 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.
Interested in working 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 AND QUIZ,
PLEASE CLICK HERE
Want to run for office?
CLICK HERE FOR FILING INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE RUNNING FOR COUNTY OFFICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK'S 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-THE PETITION WILL NEED 3-10 SIGNATURES, PLEASE PRINT/SIGN LEGIBLY. PLEASE CALL THE TOWNSHIP CLERK AT 269-424-3025 X4 OR EMAIL AT - WE WILL HAVE TO MAIL THE PETITION TO YOU.
and THANK YOU!
MI SOS Election Publications and Forms, click here