The Clerk’s Office administers all elections in DeWitt Charter Township and provides voter records for all elections. Our phones are staffed to assist voters from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on all days when elections are held within the Township. All polling locations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election days.
Sample ballots for general elections are available at the Clerk’s Office approximately 30 days prior to an election day, or by clicking below.
Sample Ballots 11/3/2020 General Election
Options for voting Straight Ticket
Has the Clerk’s Office received my Ballot Application? Have they mailed my Ballot? Have they received my Ballot? Am I even registered? You can easily find answers to these questions by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center by searching “MVIC”, or by going to https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ and clicking on “YOUR VOTER INFORMATION.” Simply fill in the required information and select “SEARCH” to learn where your ballot is, where you vote, and contact information for the Clerk’s Office if you have additional questions. It will also tell you if you are on the Permanent Absentee Voter list.
No Reason Voting! With the passing of Proposal 3 in 2018, the State of Michigan has adopted "no reason" absentee voting. This means that there are no qualifying reasons anymore for voting by absentee. Anyone can vote by absentee ballot. If you would like to vote by absentee ballot, you can contact the Clerk's Office or visit the DeWitt Charter Township Hall.
A written request for an absentee ballot must be received from the voter for each election. Absentee ballot application forms are available online in the Documents & Forms section. In some instances, one form can make application for an absentee ballot for both a Primary and General election to be held in the same year. You may also submit an absentee ballot application online at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/AVApplication/Index.
General Absentee Voting Information
Deadlines for issuing absentee ballots are available in the election calendar. Absentee ballots are available at the Clerk’s Office approximately 30 to 45 days prior to governmental elections. When requesting and receiving a ballot at the Clerk’s Office, we cannot give you anyone else’s ballot. If both a husband and wife need an absentee ballot, they must both sign a written request or both appear in person at the Clerk’s Office.
DeWitt Charter Township maintains a list of voters who have personally requested to automatically receive an absentee ballot application form. Application forms are automatically mailed to those on this list approximately 60 days prior to an election. The Township cannot automatically mail an absentee ballot to any voter; however, we are able to mail the application form used to request an absentee ballot. You can be added to this list by calling or e-mailing the Clerk’s Office with your request.
Election Security Information
Maintaining the secrecy and integrity of the election process is a priority in DeWitt Charter Township and in Clinton County. Voters in Clinton County have their ballots tabulated on equipment manufactured by Hart Intercivic. This manufacturer was chosen over two others, in part, due to their attention to election security. More details regarding their commitment to security can be found here.
You Can Work the Polls on Election Day
We strive to provide quality services at our polling locations, and we are always looking for registered voters to become part of our Election Day team. If you are interested in becoming an Election Inspector, call the Clerk’s Office or download the form from the Documents & Forms section, then print and mail it to us. Election law requires that we have a completed and signed application from all persons working the polls on Election Day.