Elections and Voter Registration
Delta Township Election Center
- Elections & Voting
- Voter Registration Information
- Absentee Voter Information
- Military & Overseas Voter Empowerment Act
2019 Election Dates
Tuesday, May 7, 2019-Lansing School District Special Election
The only election scheduled in Delta Township in 2019 is the Lansing School District Special Election on May 7, 2019. The only Delta Township residents impacted by this election will be those within the Lansing School District within Delta Township. If any other election is scheduled during 2019, information will be posted on the Township website when it becomes available.
Elections are handled through the Delta Township Clerk’s Office. In order to vote in any election in Michigan, you must be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, and you must be registered to vote.
Offices, classified under political elections would be as follows: president, vice-president, senator, congressman, governor, secretary of state, attorney general, house representative, state senator, county offices, and township offices, just to name a few. If you would like information on the election process, please call the Clerk’s Office at 517-323-8500.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.
Election Equipment for Delta Township Elections
Delta Township received new election tabulators and ADA equipment in 2018. The new equipment was purchased from Hart Intercivic from Austin, Texas.
To vote, simply appear at your assigned polling precinct with photo identification on Election Day. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Your Voter Identification Card lists your precinct number and your assigned polling location. You will vote at the same precinct location for all elections conducted in Delta Township. If you do not receive a Voter Identification Card within three weeks after registering, contact your local clerk regarding your voter registration status. You may also check your status on the Michigan Voter Information Center website at www.michigan.gov/vote.
At the General Election in November of 2018, Proposal 3 a Constitutional Amendment passed unanimously statewide. This constitutional amendment affects deadlines for voters to register to vote, how they become registered to vote and who can vote by absentee ballot.
Where do I register to vote?
Delta Township residents can register to vote by mail, at the Township Clerk’s office, Eaton County Clerk’s Office, any State Designated State Agency or at any Secretary of State branch office. Online voter registration through the Secretary of State’s office will be available by the end of 2019. If you are registering less than 15 days before an election, you must register to vote in person at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917.
When is the Last Day to register to vote by mail?
15 Days before an election
To register by mail, complete the Michigan Voter Registration Application found at the Delta Township website at www.deltami.gov. Complete application including birth date, drivers’ license or state ID number, or last 4 digits of social security number on application and signature. A copy of residency verification can be submitted with voter registration application. Mail completed application to Delta Township Clerk at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917 by deadline of 15 days before the election.
When is the Last Day to register to vote in person?
8 pm on Election Day
Delta Township residents wishing to register to vote less than 15 days before an election, including Election Day, must register in person with proof of residency with residential address on acceptable document, (driver’s license or state identification, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or government issued document). Digital copies of documentation is accepted at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office.
Can I register to vote at my polling precinct?
No, if you are not registered to vote on Election Day, you must register to vote at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office. Voter’s registering to vote on Election Day at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office may vote an absentee ballot at the Clerk’s Office when registering to vote on Election Day, or voter can take their voter registration receipt issued by the Clerk’s Office to vote in person at their polling precinct.
Voter registration can be handled through any Secretary of State’s Office in Michigan, or at the Secretary of State’s Office located in Delta Township at 8158 Executive Court (off Marketplace drive between Saginaw and St. Joe Highway), or at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway.
Updating your driver’s license at the Secretary of State’s Office or on-line at www.expressSOS.com will also update your voter registration and will be electronically submitted to Delta Township. Once received by Delta Township a voter identification card will be sent.
Change of Address
If you move, you must update your address. This can be handled at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office, or at any Secretary of State Branch office or online at www.expressSOS.com. Whenever you move to a new city or township or move within your current city or township, even if the change is as minor as moving to a different apartment within the same complex, you must update your voter registration or re-register to vote. The Michigan Voter Registration Form is located under Election Documents. The form must be printed, completely filled out, signed and mailed to the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
At the General Election in November of 2018, Proposal 3 a Constitutional Amendment passed unanimously statewide 66.8% Yes to 33.2% No. This constitutional amendment affects deadlines to register to vote, how they become registered to vote and who can vote by absentee ballot.
Who can vote by Absentee Ballot in person or through mail?
All voters can apply to vote by absentee ballot either in person at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office or through mail. To request an absentee ballot, complete a application for Absentee Ballot which can be found on the Delta Township website at www.deltami.gov or by calling the Delta Township Clerk’s Office to request an application be mailed. Ballots are available 45 days prior to each election date.
How can voter’s vote by mail for all scheduled elections?
Delta Township maintains a Permanent Absent Voter List which mails an application for absentee ballot for all elections scheduled in Delta Township. If voters are interested in getting placed on the Permanent Absent Voter List call the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 517-323-8500 or complete the Permanent Absent Voter List Request Form and mail or drop off to the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing.
When can voters vote by mail?
Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to every election. Registered Voters can request an application to have a ballot mailed. The deadline to request a ballot and have ballot mailed to voter is the Friday before every election at 5 p.m.
When can voters apply in person for absentee ballot?
Voters can request a ballot until 4 p.m. on Monday before election. If voter applies for ballot in person at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office until on Monday before election, voter will be required to vote ballot at the Clerk’s Office. The Delta Township Clerk’s Office will be open a minimum of 8 hours the weekend before every election scheduled in Delta Township to process absentee ballot applications and ballots to voters. Please call the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 323-8500 for information on scheduled weekend hours or see the Michigan Voter Information Center website at www.michigan.gov/vote to obtain additional hours for processing absentee applications and ballots.
New voters can register to vote on Election Day at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office with identification and residency identification. New Voters can also apply for an absentee ballot and vote in person when they register to vote on Election Day at the Delta Township Clerk’s Office only, until 8 p.m. Election Day.
All absentee ballots must be returned to the Delta Township Clerk’s office by 8 pm Election Day for your ballot to be counted. Ballots can be personally returned to the Clerk’s Office, dropped off at the Delta Township drive up gray night deposit box located on north side of building or mailed. If voter’s chose to return their absentee ballot by mail you must allow 5 days for mailing as the ballot must be received by Election Day in order to be counted.
THE CONVENIENCE OF VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
The Delta Township Clerk’s Office maintains a Permanent Absent Voter List, which is a list of voters who regularly choose to vote by absentee ballot. From this list, Applications for an Absentee Ballot are mailed out for every election as required by Michigan Election Law. If you would like to be placed on our Permanent Absent Voter List, please fill out the attached request and return it to the Clerk’s Office.
Frequently asked questions and answers are provided below. However, should you have additional inquiries about voting procedures please contact the Clerk’s Office at 323-8500 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.
Q. What steps do I have to take to receive an Application?
A. You may request to be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter List. From that list, Applications are automatically mailed each election. If you choose to not be placed on the permanent list, you may call the Clerk’s Office and request an Application be sent for any particular election.
Q. How to complete the Application?
A. The Application will either be for one or two upcoming elections. The date or dates will be printed at the top of the Application. Please verify your residential address and mailing address. Make any changes if necessary. If you wish the Ballot be sent to an alternate address other than your current residence, make sure to provide the alternate address where indicated on the Application. Sign, date and return the Application in the envelope provided.
Q. Do I qualify to receive an Absentee Ballot?
A. Under Proposal 3, a constitutional amendment passed by Michigan voters in November, 2018 EVERY Michigan voter has the right to vote by absentee ballot – no reason is required. You MUST return the absent voter application each election in order to receive a ballot.
Q. What happens next?
A. All applications are reviewed for completeness and signatures are compared to those in our data base. Your ballot will be mailed to you at the address you indicate as soon as the Ballots are available for mailing. Typically this is four to five weeks in advance of the election.
Q. What is your next step?
A. In the privacy of your home, vote the candidates and issues of your choice. Place the Ballot back in the secrecy sleeve and envelope provided. Sign the outside of the envelope where indicated. You may return the ballot via US Mail, place in the Delta Township drop box on the north drive, or hand deliver the ballot to the Clerk’s Office.
Q. What if I want to vote at the precinct?
A. Simply do not fill out the absentee application and go to your precinct on Election Day to vote. Or, if you have received your Absentee Ballot, simply surrender the Ballot at your precinct on Election Day and vote in the precinct.
Q. Which elections will I receive absentee ballot applications for?
A. An application will be mailed to all voters on the Permanent AV List for any election scheduled in Delta Township.
Download the Permanent Absentee Voter List Request form here.
Permanent Absent Voter List
How to Request Absentee Ballot
Absentee Ballot Facts:
Did You Know? You can vote in every election by absentee ballot. If applying for an absentee ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office, photo identification is required. If a voter has no photo identification, the voter will sign an affidavit of voter without photo identification prior to a ballot being issued. Without the voter present, issued ballots can only be mailed.
The Clerk’s Office must have a written request on file for every election before an absentee ballot can be issued. Voter may apply by application or send written letter with the following information: name, residential address, where ballot is to be mailed, date of election(s) requesting absentee ballot for and signature of the voter. You can apply by written request, application from your Clerk’s Office, fax, or scanned request transmitted via email at DeltaTwp21520@deltami.gov . Faxed and emailed requests must show voter’s signature or request cannot be honored. A Voter can file an application request for a absentee ballot up to 75 days prior to date of the election.
Voters can apply for an absentee ballot through the mail up to 5 p.m. the Friday prior to each election. Absentee ballots can be requested in person at the Clerk’s Office until 4 p.m. the Monday prior to each election. If voter requests ballot on Monday prior to the election, the voter must vote the ballot in the clerk’s office; voter is not permitted to leave the clerk’s office with ballot. If voter requests ballot prior to the Monday before election, the voter can leave with the ballot and return it by the Election Day at 8 p.m. to be counted.
Upon receipt of an absentee ballot request the application must be verified. The signature appearing on the application is checked against the signature on applicant’s voter registration record and digital signature on file to verify applicant identity. If the signatures on file compared to application request do not match a letter will be sent to voter to request an updated signature and verify the applicant is applying for absentee ballot.
Voters have approximately 4-5 weeks in which absentee ballots are available. Voters may receive ballot through mail at residence, hospital, nursing home etc. within jurisdiction or at post office box if voter normally receives mail there. Voters can also receive a ballot at an address out of state or country if that address is provided on the application. If an absentee voter receives assistance in voting their ballot, the individual who provided assistance must sign certificate that appears on outside of ballot return envelope.
Absentee ballots are returned to the Clerk’s Office by mail in the envelope provided by the Clerk’s office or in person or by dropping in gray night deposit box on north side of Delta Township Administration Building. A Voter must return their ballot by 8 p.m. Election Day for the ballot to be counted. Absent Voter Ballots are not counted until Election Day and are kept in a secure, locked area when returned by voter until Election Day. It is important if voter makes mistake on ballot while voting at home to contact the Clerk’s Office in person or by phone to have the ballot replaced.
Election inspectors at the precincts and the Absent Voter Counting Board are made up of State of Michigan, Township or County registered voters and are appointed by the Election Commission of Delta Township.
Military & Overseas Citizens Voter Empowerment Act (“MOVE” Act)
Registering to Vote and Applying for Absentee Ballot for Military and Overseas Voters The following voters qualify under This Act: Active Uniformed Service and their Spouse and Dependents, and Merchant Marines stationed in the United States or overseas, and Civilians residing or temporarily overseas only.
The Move Act was signed into law in 2009 affording all active uniformed service, spouse, dependents, and merchant marine, stationed inside or outside the United States and civilians residing or temporarily located overseas the option of requesting an “electronic” absentee ballot to be emailed or faxed to voter. The voter must submit a FPCA form requesting ballot every calendar year (January 1 – December 31), and must be filled out in its entirety. The FPCA completed form can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 517-323-8599. The FPCA form used for this request is available at our website at www.deltami.gov/elections for your convenience. Additional information including contact information for Michigan’s city and township clerks, sample ballots for you to view for upcoming election or candidate/proposal information can be viewed through the Michigan Voter Information Center Web site maintained by the Michigan Department of State at www.michigan.gov/vote.
Michigan Voter Information Center
Michigan’s “Voter Information Center” is available online for all Michigan residents to utilize. The site provides residents information regarding their voter registration, polling location and election related information. Additional information available from the website includes:
- Are you registered?
- Find your Clerk
- Register to Vote
- Absentee Voting
- Working at the Polls
- Voting Equipment and Voting Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Statewide Ballot Proposals
- Candidate Information Links
- Voter Identification
- Ballot Displayed for Current Election
Visit the Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote.
Election Worker Information
Delta Township depends on residents to help in the election process. We are always looking for workers for our Precinct Polling Locations, Absent Voter Counting Board, Receiving Boards and extra office staff. These are paid positions and anyone interested should contact the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 323-8500. If interested in working elections an application must be completed and returned on yearly basis. The election worker application is located under Election Documents. Print, complete application, sign, and return to the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917
Precinct Location Information
|1||St. Gerard Church||4437 West Willow Highway, Lansing|
|2||Joseph E. Drolett Community Center – Upstairs||7550 West Willow Highway, Lansing|
|3||Riverview Church West Venue||7533 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing|
|4||Delta Township Fire Station||811 North Canal Road, Lansing|
|5||Delta Township Library||5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing|
|6||Delta Township Enrichment Center||4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing|
|7||Faith Bible Church||5211 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing|
|8||St. David’s Episcopal Church||1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing|
|9||Calvary Lutheran Church||6301 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing|
|10||Riverview Church West Venue||7533 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing|
|11||Grace Bible Church||1000 South Canal Road, Lansing|
|12||Our Savior Lutheran Church||7910 East St. Joseph Highway, Grand Ledge|
|13||Mt. Hope Church – Spyn Center||202 South Creyts Road Lansing|
|14||Community Baptist Church||7832 West Mt. Hope Highway, Grand Ledge|
|15||South Church||5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing|
|16||South Church||5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing|
Picture ID Requirement when voting in Michigan
Michigan voters who vote at the polls and absent voter ballot in person must comply with the requirement of showing picture identification. The most common sources of picture identification are 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).
- U.S. passport
- 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: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voters by signing an affidavit of voter not in possession of identification.