Elections & Voter Registration

Upcoming Presidential Primary Election February 27, 2024

Polls Open: 7am – 8pm Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Polling Location: 14318 Michigan Street, Eagle, Michigan 48822

Early In-Person Voting: Click here for information about options to vote in person between February 17 and February 25 at the Early Voting Sites. 

Permanent Ballot Voter List:  Presidential Primary Ballot Selection forms have been mailed to all voters that indicated in November that they wanted ballots automatically mailed to them.  These forms are due back at the Clerk’s office by January 18, 2024.   If a form is not received by February 15, 2024, a local only ballot for Portland or Pewamo-Westphalia schools districts will be mailed.  (There is no local ballot for Grand Ledge schools).   This information can now also be provided online at

Absent Voter Ballot Applications:  Applications have been mailed to all voters on the Permanent Absent Voter list. 

Mailing of Ballots: Ballot will be mailed after we receive a completed application, with a ballot type selected, and verify the signature on the application with the one on file.   IMPORTANT NOTE: Third-Party organizations (political parties, voter organizations, etc.) will also be sending out applications; their name will be on the mailing and they do not come from our office. You may receive an application from one of these groups even though we have received an application from you. You only need to submit one application. You can confirm that we have received your application or apply for a ballot at

Track your absent voter application and ballot at

Preview Your Ballot: Your ballot is viewable online at (Your Voter Information).  The Presidential Primary election in Michigan is a closed primary and each voter (absentee or in person) is required to select either the Democratic ballot, Republican ballot, or local school only ballot (Portland and Pewamo-Westphalia have proposals for this election).

Absentee Ballots voted in person

Absentee Ballots may now be taken to either the Township Hall on election day or an early voting site and run through the tabulator rather than mail the ballot back to the clerk. 

Registration Information

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by Election Day, not serving a sentence in jail or prison, and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are registering to vote for at least 30 days before Election Day. For more information, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State website, or contact the Township Clerk’s Office.

Registering to vote 15 or more days before an election?  Register at these locations:

  • Online through the Michigan Voter Information Center
  • Any Secretary of State branch office
  • A designated state agency
  • By mail (must be postmarked or delivered no later than 15 days before Election Day): Voter Registration Application
  • Eagle Township Clerk’s Office by appointment (517-526-7548)

Registering to vote 14 or fewer days before an election, including Election Day? Register in person at the Township Clerk’s Office by appointment (residency verification required). Voters who register at the Township Clerk’s Office on Election Day can receive a ballot and vote that day. Voters who register 14 or fewer days before the election may be issued a “challenged ballot,” depending on the proof of residency provided. Proof of residency includes: Michigan driver’s license or state ID, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check, or other government document.  Contact the Eagle Township Clerk to make an appointment to register to vote.  

In person Registration by appointment OR registration at
13600 S Bauer Rd, Eagle, MI the weekend before the election during the following hours:
       Saturday February 24, 2024      9 am – 1 pm
       Sunday February 25, 2024      11 am – 3 pm

or on Election Day February 27, 2024, between 7 am and 8 pm at the Eagle Township Hall at 14318 Michigan St, Eagle, MI 

Absentee Voting Information

All eligible and registered voters in Michigan may request an absent voter ballot without declaring a reason. To vote by absent voter ballot, law requires the voter must first return a completed Absent Voter Ballot Application (or apply for your ballot online) for each election. Once a completed application is returned and the voter’s signature is verified, a ballot is mailed to the voter at their registered home address. Absentee ballots can not be forwarded by the USPS. If you would like to receive your ballot at a different address, you must include that information on the application. 

Voters can track the status of their absent voter application and ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Note: Voters returning their application after 5pm the Friday before an election should do so in person at the Township Clerk’s Office. Ballots can not be mailed to voters after 5pm the Friday before an election; after this time, the voter must pick up the ballot in person. Absent voter ballots can be issued until 4pm the Monday before the election.

All absent voter ballots are processed on Election Day by election inspectors.  Absent voter ballots must be signed and received by 8pm on Election Day in order to be tabulated. Unsigned ballots and ballots arriving after 8pm on Election Day are not tabulated. Please include your phone number or email address on your absent voter ballot application so that we can contact you if there are signature issues.

Ballots can be returned 24/7 via a secure drop box located at the Eagle Township Hall at 14318 Michigan St, Eagle, MI.

Automatic Ballot List:

Approval of Proposal 22-2 has added a Permanent AV Ballot list to the voter records.  In order to be added to this list, first a completed absent voter ballot application with the box for Permanent Ballot checked must be returned to the township clerk’s office.   The permanent AV application list will be discontinued after the November 2024 election. 

Military and Overseas Voters:

Members of the military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote or request an absentee voter ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application. Use of this form assists us in making sure these voters receive absentee voting materials in a timely manner. The application is valid for one calendar year.

Voter ID Requirement in Effect

The Voter Identification Requirement is in effect for those casting a ballot in person on Election Day and for those who pick up their absentee voter ballot in person. Please read the Notice to Voters from the State Bureau of Elections for more information, including acceptable forms of identification. An affidavit can be completed for voters not in possession of picture identification.

9 Days Early In Person Voting (State and Federal Elections only)

For State and Federal elections, there will be two county-wide early voting sites established at Bingham Township Hall and Dewitt Township Hall.  These will run from the Saturday ten days before the election through the Sunday before the election.  

Click here for more details on Early Voting in Clinton County. 

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