General Election Information

Township Clerk Linda Kramer is the Chief Election Official and responsible for the management of all elections held in Charleston Township. Township Clerk Kramer may be contacted at (269) 665-7805, or via e-mail at charclerk@charlestontownship.org.

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

Anyone over the age of 18 years of age is eligible to vote in the State of Michigan. Residents are encouraged to visit the Township Hall to complete a registration form, or may download an application form and return it to the Township Offices at:
1499 South 38th Street
PO Box 336
Galesburg, MI 49053
Attn: Township Clerk
WHERE DO I VOTE?
On Election Day, all registered voters in Charleston Township may vote in person between the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Township Hall, 1499 South 38th Street.
WHAT IF I CAN'T GET TO THE TOWNSHIP HALL TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY?
Voters with specific needs may request an absentee ballot by completing the on-line application and sending it to the Township Hall. A certified election ballot will be mailed to the registered voter once the completed absentee voter application is received and approved by the Township Clerk. Please remember, all absentee ballots MUST be received at the Township Hall prior to the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to ensure their ballot is counted. Voters with specific needs may also petition to receive absentee ballot applications for every election. Additional information on this permanent mailing list may be obtained by contacting Township Clerk Linda Kramer at (269) 665-7805 or charclerk@charlestontownship.org
WHAT IF I LOSE MY VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD?
A voter identification card is not required to vote on Election Day. However, recent changes in Michigan administrative rules will require every voter to show a state-issued picture identification to be eligible to vote in the November 2007 election.