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Current Year's Elections

With the upcoming elections, we would like to remind voters of the following:

August Primary -August 2, 2016

You cannot "split" your ticket (i.e., vote in more than one party column) when voting in the August primary. Voters participating in an August primary must confine their votes to a single party column.

November General Election- November 8, 2016

You can "split" your ticket when voting in the November general election.  A voter participating in a November general election who wishes to cast a "split" ticket can vote for individual candidates of his or her choice under any party. 

PA 268 of 2015 eliminated the option of voting "straight party" ticket in a November General Election. Voters must now vote for each race individually.  With that said, we anticipate long lines at the polls this November.  If you are over the age of 60 or expect to be absent from the community, and would like to vote absentee, please contact our office for an absentee ballot application.

Interested in becoming an Election Inspector? Would you like to serve your fellow Township residents and ensure fair and honest elections? Please click here to print an Election Inspector Application and call the Clerk's Office for information about training opportunities. 



Please call the Clerk's office if you have questions about registering to vote, or visit the link below to the Secretary of State information center.

To identify your voting location, you may view the Precinct Map, follow this link to the Secretary of State information center, or call the clerk's office for a new voter registration card which gives the name and location of your voting precinct.

Are you over 60 years old and would like to vote absentee in the next election? You can request to be placed on the permanent absentee voter list and automatically receive an application to vote two months before the next election. Call the Clerk's Office for more information. (231) 941-1620

Please click here to register to vote or to print the Request to be placed on the permanent absentee list.




A Voter Identification Requirement is in effect due to a recent court ruling. Every

Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement

by showing picture identification or by signing an affidavit attesting that he or

she is not in possession of picture identification. MCL 168.523 For further information

please go to:

The Michigan Secretary of State Website 



Completed application(s) can be dropped off or mailed to:


Lanie McManus

Township Clerk

Garfield Township

3848 Veterans Drive

Traverse City, MI 49684


This page last updated on 5/16/2016.

3848 Veterans Drive | Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-941-1620 | fax: 231-941-1588