Elections

Elections are handled through the Pere Marquette Charter Township Clerk's office.  In order to vote in any election in Michigan, you must be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, and you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election.  If you would like information about the election process, please call the Clerk's office at 231.845.1277.

2017 Elections
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There are no elections scheduled at this time.

Polling Locations:
Voters should check their voter identification card for precinct number and polling location or contact the Clerk's office for an updated voter identification card.

 Precinct No.  Polling Place  Polling Place Address 
 1  Pere Marquette Township Hall  1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
 2  Calvary Baptist Church  220 N. Jebavy Drive


THE POLLS will open at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m.  To see if you are registered check the Secretary of State Voter Information website at www.michigan.gov/vote.

All precincts are handicap accessible and instruction in alternative formats of audio and Braille are available at all precincts upon request.  An accessible voting device is also available.

Absentee Voting:
Applications for absentee ballots are available in the Clerk's office.  A registered voter is eligible to obtain an absentee ballot for an upcoming election if he or she: 1) is 60 years of age or more, 2) is unable to vote without assistance, 3) expects to be absent from his or her city or township of residence for the entire time the polls are open, 4) is in jail awaiting arraignment or trial, 5) has been appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of his or her precinct of residence, 6) is unable to attend the polls due to his or her religious beliefs.

Contact the Clerk's office to request application for an absentee ballot.  In addition to our regular hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, the Clerk's office will be open on the Saturday preceding the election from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of processing Absentee Ballot Applications.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is before 4:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the election.  Ballots requested on the Monday preceding the election must be requested and voted in person at the Pere Marquette Charter Township Clerk's office at 1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy., Ludington, Michigan.

Voter Identification Requirements:
Every Michigan voter who offers to vote at the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.  (MCL 168.523)

Voters with picture ID:  Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card.  Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:

  • Driver's license or personal ID card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military identification card with photo
  • Student identification card with photo from high school or an accredited institution of higher education
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Voters without picture ID: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification.  Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls, can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

Change of Address:
If you move within a city or township you must update your address.  This can be handled by the Clerk's office or at a Secretary of State Branch Office.  Whenever you move to a new city or township or move within your current city or township you must update your voter registration or re-register to vote.

Registering to Vote -- First Time Voter in Michigan:
If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate.  This requirement does not apply if (1) you personally hand deliver the mail-in registration form to your county, city, or township Clerk's office instead of mailing the form, (2) you are 60 years of age or more, (3) you are disabled, or (4) you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

Voter Registration Application

               Contact Information              

Rachelle@pmtwp.org  ~  231.845.1277
Rachelle Enbody, CMC, CMMC, Township Clerk
Pere Marquette Charter Township
1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
Ludington, MI  49431 

Deputy Clerk Kristin Lange: Kristin@pmtwp.org