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early voting site & hours

Due to the passing of the statewide ballot Proposal 22-2 in November of 2022, all qualified voters now have the right to mark a ballot and deposit the ballot in the tabulator beginning the second Saturday before an election and ending the Sunday before the election.

Early Voting Polling Location:

Gratiot County Commission on Aging
515 S Pine River St
Ithaca, MI  48847

Early Voting Hours:

  • Saturday            12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday              12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Monday                9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday                9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday           9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday              9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday                  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday              9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday                9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Voter Registration

To become a registered voter in Michigan you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a Michigan resident
  • Be 17.5 years of age (and 18 by Election Day)
  • Be a resident of the Township 30 days prior to the election
  • You must also re-register to vote whenever you move to a new city or township

Am I Registered to Vote?

The best tool available to voters is found on the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) website.
Click on the link below to check things such as:

  • Voter Registration Status
  • Local clerk information
  • Polling place, location, and hours
  • Early voting locations and hours
  • View a sample ballot
  • Track an absentee ballot and more...

deadlines for registering

15+ days before an election, voters can register online, by mail, or in person with their local clerk.

Within 14 days of an Election, and on Election Day, voters may only register by visiting their local clerk's office to register in person with proof of residency documentation.

Mailing Address:

North Star Township Clerk
3064 S. Crapo Rd.
Ithaca MI 48847

NOTE TO FIRST TIME VOTERS:
As a registered Michigan voter, you cannot cast a ballot until you are at least 18 years old.

Once you register, you will receive a Voter I.D. card stating the exact location of our polling location:

North Star Township Hall
2840 E. Buchanan Rd.
Ithaca MI 48847
(Map link below at bottom of page)

Absentee Ballot

Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 22-2 in November of 2022, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request to vote absentee in all future elections.

A one-time written request or application must be submitted to the local clerk. The written request or application must contain a signature of the registered voter. Election law does not allow for anyone other than the registered voter to sign the written request or application.

Following the submission of the one-time written request or application, an absentee ballot will automatically be sent to the registered voter for every future election. No future applications will be required for signature.

Any absentee voter who has previously been on a Permanent absentee voter list to receive ballot applications for every election will now be put on a Permanent absentee ballot list if the box was checked on the last two ballot applications sent to you. If the box was not checked, it is possible that no more applications will be sent to you for the two remaining elections in 2024 and you may have to request one if you'd like to still vote absentee.

To request an Absentee Ballot Application from the Clerk, call (989) 875-3352 or email: hdrowley@cmsinter.net

CLERK’S OFFICE WEEKEND HOURS TO ISSUE ABSENTEE BALLOTS

The North Star Township Clerk’s office will be open for in-person voter registration and absentee ballot requests on the Saturday before an election from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Voters registering to vote within 14 days of an election will be required to provide proof of residency.

Voters requesting an AV ballot application in person are required to comply with the picture identification requirement.

Call the North Star Township Clerk’s office @ (989) 875-3352 with any questions.