If you have questions not answered below, please contact the Clerk's Office: 231-332-6703.
Upcoming Elections and Deadlines
- Clerk’s Office will be open the Saturday before Elections held in Dalton Township for election purposes from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- May 3,2022 - Special Election.
- August 2, 2022 - State Primary
- November 8,,2022 - General Election.
PLEASE NOTE: Per Resolution 2019-19, ALL registered voters in PRECINCT 1 will NOW BE VOTING AT the Charles D. Hammond FOP #99 Lodge: 3051 Blue Lake Road, Twin Lake, MI 49457 (NOT the Dalton Library).
PLEASE NOTE: Per Resolution 2019-22, Registered voters located East of NB US 31, South of Lakewood Road and West of Automobile Road have been moved from Precinct 1 TO PRECINCT 4 - polling location: Dalton Township Hall: 1616 E. Riley Thompson Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445.
ABSENTEE VOTING PROCESS - Please see the informational video below. The video outlines the process to obtain your AV application, how the Township processes AV applications and AV ballots.
What will I see on the ballot for the current election?
~More election information is listed below.~
|Where do I vote?||Each voter must vote in the polling place designated to serve the precinct in which they reside. This location is indicated on your voter identification card, on the Michigan Voter Information Center, or can be obtained by contacting your clerk.
|When can I vote?||The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m.
Anyone still remaining in line at 8:00 p.m. is eligible to vote.
|Do I need to bring my ID?||You must show one of the following types of photo ID at the polls in order to vote:
-Current Driver's License, Personal identification card issued by a State;
-Federal or State or government issued photo identification;
-Military identification card with photo;
-Student identification with photo, from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education;
-Tribal identification card with photo;
-OR a voter may sign an affidavit form.
|Are you a registered voter?
How do I register to vote?
Where do I register to vote?
| Only registered voters may vote.
A person must be registered prior to the election they wish to vote in.
If you are unsure of your status, call your local clerk's office. You must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of Michigan and the city/township where you are applying to register prior to the election Download your voter registration form here.
Please send completed form to:
Dalton Township Clerk
1616 East Riley Thompson Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445
|Absent Voter Ballots|| **Voters passed Prop 18-3, which included No Reason Absent Voting.**
If wishing to vote absentee, please fill out the application here and return to Dalton Township Clerk's office; forms are also available in office (231-766-3043). Absent Voters MUST complete an application for each and every election before a ballot can be issued to them.
Absentee ballots MUST be returned to the Dalton Township Clerk BEFORE the close of the polls on Election Day in order to be counted.
Dalton Township's Clerk's Office will be open the Saturday before the election from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
If a voter needs an Absent Voter Ballot in the event of an EMERGENCY situation ON Election Day, please call the Dalton Township Clerk at 231-766-2636.
Dalton Township maintains a Permanent Absent Voter list, registered voters can sign up to be on this list and will automatically be sent an application to request an absentee voter ballot. To be added to this permanent list, please fill complete this form.
|Which offices are being elected this year?||Please use this link to view a sample ballot for the upcoming election: Michigan Voter Information Center
The Muskegon County Clerk's page may also have further information: www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk.
|What are the filing deadlines & requirements?||Visit www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk for more information.|
| What is the Board of Canvassers?
Who is on the Muskegon County Board of Canvassers?
What does the Musk. Co. Board of Canvassers do?
| This board completes canvas and certification of primaries and elections, conducts recounts, and inspects ballot containers.
The board is bipartisan, per state requirements. This means membership is made up of both political parties and recommendations for appointment comes from the Party Chairperson.
Term length is four years. Current members of the Muskegon County Board of Canvassers are listed here: www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk
The Muskegon County Board of Canvassers certify state and federal election results, from the county. After certification the Board sends the results to the State Board of Canvassers for approval.
| What is a precinct?
Who is/can be a Precinct Delegate?
| A precinct is the smallest political unit in the country. All voters in a precinct vote at one location.
A precinct delegate is elected by the voters of the precinct and serve as a bridge between voters and the Democratic or Republican Party. Delegates represent the precinct at the Democratic or Republican meetings.
| Who are Precinct Inspectors?
When can I apply?
|Precinct inspectors are paid to work at the polls on Election Day.
Registered voters interested must submit an election inspector application to their local clerk.
Applicants must include their name, address, date of birth, and political party preference.Contact your local clerk beginning early June. All Precinct inspectors must complete training prior to serving at the polls. Trained inspectors are eligible to work anywhere in the county.
| Who is my local Clerk?
Local Political Party Contacts:
Republican and Democratic Party State and County Chairs can be found here: http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk/elections/precinctdelegatesinfo.htm
Information updated May 2019.