Voting And Elections


Voting And Elections    

Presidential Primary Election

March 10, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Primary is designated a "Closed Primary",  just as it was in 2012 and 2016. Michigan Election Law requires voters wishing to participate in the March Presidential Primary Election to choose a Democratic or Republican ballot when voting absentee or at the polls on Election Day. The 3rd option of No Presidential Primary (local issues only) is not applicable in Hamburg Township.  While a voter must select a specific party ballot, there is no political party registration in Michigan's voter registration system, however, ballots will be public information for the 22 months following the election. 

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.

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, March 7, 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

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.

New Absentee Ballot Envelope         New AV Inner Envelope Green

To view your ballot online, go to the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) at:  

 Precinct 4 Polling Location Change:  The polling location for Precinct 4 has been relocated from the Hamburg Township Hall (10405 Merrill Road) to the Hamburg Senior Center
(10407 Merrill Road). 

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Updated January 2, 2020 MK