To view your ballot for the upcoming election, please visit the Michigan Voter Information Center below.
Michigan Voter Information Center
General Election Information
The Clerk is responsible for conducting all federal, state, and local elections. Some of the most frequently asked questions are here for your review. As always, if you have additional questions, don't hesitate to call our office at 586-731-5102.
Where do we vote?
Check this out: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/ (If the link fails, just copy and paste this address into your browser.) There you will see if you are registered to vote, what precinct you are in, and where to vote!
You need to register to vote at least 30 days prior to any election to be eligible to vote. Please call the Clerk's Office for specific deadlines.
The polls will be open on all Election Days from 7 AM until 8 PM. In addition, the Clerk's Office will be open on the Saturday prior to each election for the purpose of distributing absentee ballots. That is the last day we can mail a ballot to you. Please call the Clerk's Office for specific hours on those days.
At the polls, you will need to show your driver's license or state or university issued photo identification, but not to worry! If you don't have your identification with you there is an affidavit you can sign so that you may still vote.
Shelby Township offers Voter Assistance Terminal (VAT) voting to persons with special needs for voting.
Absent Voter Information
If you are going to be out of town or unable to attend the polls, you can vote by absentee ballot. Submit an application for absentee ballot by filling out this form and mailing it to
Stanley Grot, Township Clerk
52700 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
You may also wish to drop your form off in our convenient drop box located on the Municipal Grounds driveway at the exit to 24 Mile Road.
This process raises a lot of questions for the voters, but it also allows us to make certain a voter hasn't moved to another community before we send a ballot.
Who can vote Absentee?
I am 60 years of age or older.
I expect to be absent from the community in which I am registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
I am physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
I cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of my religion.
I have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where I reside.
I cannot attend the polls because I am confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
You must sign and date the application for us to provide you with a ballot. Applications are accepted at the Clerk's office. You may bring your form in person, drop it at our convenient drop box located at the exit to 24 Mile Road on the Municipal grounds, or mail it to the Clerk's Office.
A written request, including all the above information, which is signed and dated, will also be accepted by mail or fax to (586) 726-7227, in lieu of an application. An absentee ballot will be mailed to you upon receipt of your request.
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Stanley Grot Craig Cowper
Township Clerk Deputy Township Clerk