ELECTION & VOTER INFORMATION
ELECTION NEWS

Precinct #1 includes all voters within the Wayland School District.
Precinct #2 is comprised of voters in the Caledonia & Thornapple-Kellogg School District

 NEW polling location for both precincts:


                                                       4451 12th Street                                                        Attached to the Leighton Township Library



VOTER REGISTRATION

You are eligible to vote if you are:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • A resident of Michigan
  • Registered 30 days prior to the next election
  • You are not required to re-register for each election unless you have moved or changed your name.

You can register to vote at any:
  • Secretary of State Branch Office
  • County Clerk’s Office
  • Leighton Township Clerk’s Office
  • By mail (form available at www.michigan.gov/sos) – If you register by mail you must vote in person for your first election.

The Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) at www.michigan.gov/sos has additional information such as:
  • How do I register to vote?
  • Am I already registered?
  • Find your clerk
  • Absentee ballots
  • Voting machine instructions 
  • Election calendar
  • Map to your polling location
  • View your current ballot
ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Absentee voter ballots are available for all elections.  They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day.  

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee voter ballot if you are:
  • Age 60 years or older
  • Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • Expecting to be out of town on election day
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence
Please note: if you registered by mail, you are not eligible for an absentee ballot for your first election.

An Absentee Ballot Application must be filed prior to receipt of a ballot.  Applications are available at the township office or at www.michigan.gov/sos.

Leighton Township also maintains a permanent absentee list for voters who have requested ballot applications sent to them for each election.  If you would like to be added to that list, please contact the Clerk.