WHO CAN VOTE IN WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS?
In Wakefield Township one of the clerk’s duties is to prepare for and run elections. If you are a new resident in Wakefield Township and have not changed your residence on your drivers licenses you must do so if you plan to vote in the up coming elections. You must be a registered voter thirty (30) days before the election you want to be able to vote in Wakefield Township.
WHERE DO WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS VOTE?
Wakefield Township residents vote at the township hall located at 414 North County Road 519. In Wakefield Township we do all of our voting at our township hall. Wakefield Township hall is handicap accessible so if you want to vote and have a hard time handling stairs we have a lift for the purpose of getting you down to the floor that the election is being held on. Another way you can vote in the township is to vote Absent Voter Ballot. If you want to vote at home the clerk must receive a written or verbal request from you and she will send you an application to fill out to obtain an Absent Voter ballot. Once this is completed and sent back to the clerk, she will then send out an Absent Voter Ballot. If you wish to be placed on the Permanent Absent Voter list (where an application is automatically sent to you before each election), please contact the Clerk and she will place you on the list.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD?
All elections are noticed in the Wakefield News/Bessemer Pick and Axe and also the Ironwood Daily Globe. All elections are noticed well in advance of any election.
TIME FOR VOTING and NEEDED ITEMS TO VOTE:
The voting polls are open in Wakefield Township at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. We do not close at lunch time so you can vote anytime during the stated hours. Our election inspectors are Wakefield Township residents and are friendly and willing to help you at the polls. You must have identification, as to who you are, with you. A Michigan driver’s license or personal identification will be what we are looking for.
UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN 2018:
November 6, 2018 General Election
THE FOLLOWING IS THE ADDRESS TO USE IF YOU WANT AN ABSENT VOTER BALLOT: Wakefield Township Clerk, P.O. Box 164, Wakefield, MI 49968 .
Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for the general election by mail must submit their absent voter ballot applications by 2 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for the General Election. Applications can be obtained on the Wakefield Township website, www.wakefieldtownship.com, or by calling Clerk Mandy Lake at 906-364-0669. Absent Voter Ballots can also be obtained from the clerk on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at my home office (162 N. County Rd. 519) from 10 to 2 pm. Absent Voter ballots will also be available on the Monday prior to the Election, but must be voted in office and not taken home. The Clerk must be called on this day, as office hours are not held on Monday. Please call 906-364-0669 if you have questions or need additional information.