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Elections and Voting

A citizen’s right to vote is at the heart of our nation’s democratic process and Fenton Township is committed to keeping our voters informed on election schedules, procedures and general information.

We hope you find this section helpful in answering questions you may have regarding elections and the voting process. Use the links below to view election and voting information for Fenton Township.

You may also access up-to-date and comprehensive information at the Michigan Voter Information Center website at: www.michigan.gov/vote


Election Dates & Information

Election Dates & Information

The following elections are currently scheduled for Fenton Township Voters:

November 5, 2019 - Special Election
Fenton Area Public Schools and Lake Fenton Community Schools have approved millage proposals for the November 2019 ballot. Only voters that reside in the Fenton or Lake Fenton school districts will be eligible to vote in this election. More information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

March 10, 2020 - Presidential Primary Election
Details will be posted when they become available.

August 4, 2020 - Statewide Primary Election
The August, 2020 Primary Election ballot will include county, state & federal offices, as well as Fenton Township Board candidates.

November 3, 2020 - General Election
The November, 2020 General Election ballot will include the President & Vice President of the United States, county, state & federal offices, Fenton Township Board candidates and local school board candidates.

If you are not yet registered to vote, you may do so in person at the Fenton Township office or at any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. Please note that online voter registration is not available in Michigan. You can download and print the Voter Registration Application, complete and sign the application, then drop it off at the Township office or any Secretary of State branch office. Application forms are also available at the Fenton Township office.

A completed Voter Registration Application form may also be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Fenton Township Clerk
12060 Mantawauka Drive
Fenton, MI 48430-8817
Fax: 810-629-9736
Email: info@fentontownship.org

Visit www.michigan.gov/vote to verify your registration and precinct location. Questions may be directed to the Fenton Township office at 810-629-1537.

Registering to Vote

Registering to Vote

You can register to vote for all elections at the Fenton Township office or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office, or by mail. To register to vote you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen.
  • At least 18 years of age by Election Day.
  • A resident of Fenton Township at least 30 days before Election Day.
  • Not serving a sentence in jail or prison.

To Register By Mail

Complete and sign a Voter Registration Application and mail to:

Fenton Township Clerk
12060 Mantawauka Drive
Fenton, MI 48430

Voter Registration Applications must be received by the 15th day before Election Day (postmarks accepted) to be eligible to participate in an upcoming election.

Election Eligible Voter Registration

With the passage of Proposal 18-3, an unregistered elector (or registered elector who has moved) who wishes to participate in an upcoming election now has the following options:

  1. Register in person at a Secretary of State Branch, a designated voter registration agency, the voter’s county, township clerk’s office or by mail no later than the 15th day prior to the election.
  2. Register to vote during the 14 days prior to the election, including Election Day, by applying in person at the Township Clerk’s Office.

Voters who register to vote in person during the 14-day window must show proof of residency as well as provide photo identification. A Michigan Driver License or Michigan Identification Card with the current address satisfies both the proof of residency and photo identification requirements. If the photo identification provided is a Driver License or State ID Card with a non-current address, the following documents are considered acceptable proof of residency:

  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document
  • MOVING

    Whenever you move to a new city, township or village you must re-register to vote.

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots no longer require a “reason” so anyone can choose to vote absentee. Ballots are typically available 30 days before an election. You can obtain an absent voter ballot by the following methods:

Complete an Absent Voter Ballot Application and submit it to the Fenton Township Clerk by mail, email or fax.

Request an Absent Voter Ballot Application from the Fenton Township Clerk by telephone, email, mail or fax. Then, complete, sign and return the application to the Fenton Township Clerk by mail, email or fax.

Complete an Absent Voter Ballot Application in person at the Fenton Township office during regular office hours, or on the Saturday immediately before each election when the Clerk’s Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you wish to be added to our permanent Absent Voter list, you may call the Fenton Township Office, or send a signed request by mail, email or fax.

Once a completed application is received, a ballot will be mailed to you. If applying to vote absentee in person, you may vote the ballot while at the Township Office.

Contact Information

By Mail:

Fenton Township Clerk
12060 Mantawauka Drive
Fenton MI 48430

By Phone:

810-629-1537

By Fax:

810-629-9736

Regular Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Military & Overseas Civilian Voters

Military & Overseas Civilian Voters

Special services are provided to assist military and overseas civilian voters participate in elections. If you are a military or overseas civilian voter who is eligible to vote in Michigan, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State website, which will provide the information you need to make sure you will be able to exercise your right to vote. It is important to note that only those voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) are eligible to use the Federal Post Card Application Form (FPCA) and receive an absentee ballot by email or fax. Covered voters include:

  • A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his/her city or township of residence. Voter can be inside or outside the United States.
  • A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his/her city or township of residence. Voter can be inside or outside the United States.
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his/her city or township of residence. Voter can be inside or outside the United States.
  • A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.
  • A member of the National Guard activated on state orders.

Polling Locations

Polling Locations

Fenton Township currently has six (6) voting precincts, all consolidated into a single polling location. The polling location for all Fenton Township voters is:

Lake Fenton High School
4070 Lahring Road
Linden, MI 48451

Depending on the anticipated voter turnout, elections are held either in the gymnasium or in the Band Room/Green Room at Lake Fenton High School.

Gymnasium
Elections where a significant voter turnout is expected, such as August Primary and November General Elections in even numbered years, are held in the gymnasium at Lake Fenton High School. Voters may enter the high school parking lot from either the Jennings Road or Lahring Road entrance and enter the main entrance at the center of the building. Signs will be posted to help direct voters to the proper stations. A courtesy shuttle cart is usually available to transport voters with mobility issues from the parking lot to the school entrance and from the school back to the parking area. Voters wishing to use the shuttle service should park in the middle/ section of the parking lot, as shown in the diagram below.

Voting area map showing entrace in the gymnasium of the Lake Fenton High School

Band Room/Green Room
Most special elections and elections where a relatively low voter turnout is expected are held in the Band Room/Green Room at Lake Fenton High School. Voters may enter the high school parking lot from either the Jennings Road or Lahring Road entrance, but should park on the Lahring Road side of the parking lot and enter the building at the south wing entrance as shown in the diagram below. Signs will be posted to help direct voters to the proper stations.

Voting area map showing entrace in the south wing entrance of the Lake Fenton High School

You may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center website to verify voting precinct. You may also download a Voting Precinct Map from the Fenton Township website.

Voter Identification

Voter Identification

Remember to bring an acceptable form of photo identification to the polls on Election Day.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center website for the complete list of acceptable forms of I.D. and more information on this requirement.

RELATED TOPIC: REAL ID-compliant Driver's License or State ID

While not a requirement for voting, citizens should be aware that, beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly within the United States and enter certain federal facilities under federal law.

Learn more about REAL ID at: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_81569---,00.html

State & Federal Elected Officials

STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS


Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3400 or 517-335-7858 (Constituent Services)

Attorney General
Dana Nessel

P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1110
miag@mi.gov

Secretary of State
Jocelyn Benson

Michigan Department of State
Lansing, MI 48918
secretary@michigan.gov

State Senator (32nd District)
Ken Horn

State Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
(517) 373-1760
(855) 347-8032 TOLL FREE
(517) 373-3487 FAX
http://www.senatorkenhorn.com/contact/

State Representative (51st District)
Mike Mueller

State Capital Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1780
MikeMueller@house.mi.go

COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIAL


County Commissioner (6th District)
Shaun Shumaker
Board of Commissioners
1101 Beach St.
Room 312
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 257-3020
(810) 257-3008 FAX
SShumaker@co.genesee.mi.us


Visit Genesee County's website for additional information on County elected officials.

FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS


U. S. Senator
Gary Peters

477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1860
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 226-6020
SRC-2 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6221
https://www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary

U. S. Senator
Debbie Stabenow

280 East Saginaw St.
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 203-1760
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 224-4822
http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact

U.S. Congress (05th District)
Dan Kildee

801 S. Saginaw Street
Plaza Level
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 238-8627
327 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3611
(202) 225-6393 FAX
http://dankildee.house.gov/contact

Voting Information for College Students

Voting Information for College Students

Registering to vote and voting by absentee ballot has never been easier! If you will be away at college and intend to vote in an upcoming election, this printable flyer (PDF) contains details on the voting process and things to consider before registering to vote.