Voting And Elections
August 4, 2020 Primary Election
The August 4, 2020 Primary Election is an open primary election. This means voters will receive a ballot with party columns listing each party's candidates. Voters then decide which party they wish to participate in by voting only in the party column of their choice. Voting for candidates in more than one party will void the entire partisan portion of the ballot.
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters wishing to receive an absentee ballot in the mail must submit a completed application to the Clerk by 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020.
By law, absentee ballots are NOT forwardable. Please include a temporary address on your application if you are out of town and need your ballot mailed to an address other than your residence.
Voters may also pick a ballot up in person on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 8:00 until 4:00 p.m. and may also vote a ballot in our office on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You may not take your ballot with you after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
To receive a ballot in person, voters must sign the application and provide photo identification. (The voter may sign an affidavit if they do not have photo identification available).
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Clerk's office by 8:00 pm on election day.
The Clerk's office will be open on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM for those wishing to obtain an absentee ballot.
Office Hours and Absent Voter Ballots:
Office Hours: The Hamburg Township Clerk’s Office regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Absent Voter Ballots: Every Michigan voter now has the right to vote by absentee ballot and no reason is required, however, an application must still be submitted prior to receiving your absentee ballot. For an absent voter ballot application, contact the Hamburg Township Clerk’s Office at 810.231.1000 ext. 270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permanent Absent Voter List: If you wish to be placed on a permanent absent voter list to receive an application for EACH future election please complete the Permanent Absent Voter List Request form and submit to the Township Clerk's Office. You will still have the option to vote at the polls by not returning your application for an absent voter ballot.
New Absent Voter Ballot Envelope Design: The absent voter ballot envelopes have been redesigned. The outer envelope will be white with a blue sidebar and the return envelope will be white with a green sidebar.
To view your ballot online, go to the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) at: Michigan.gov/Vote
Hamburg Township Candidate Information:
Candidate filing packets are currently available for those wishing to seek a Hamburg Township Board or Hamburg Township Library Board position. Please contact the clerk's office to arrange packet pickup by calling (810) 231-1000 x 270 or emailing email@example.com.
Please click on the following links for filing information:
Hamburg Township Board Candidate Filing Requirements
Hamburg Township Library Board Candidate Filing Requirements
Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing
Have you ever considered participating in the Electoral Process as a Poll Worker?
Forms and Information:
Election Inspector Information
Election Inspector Application
Michigan Election Law
Military and Overseas Voter
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