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Clerk Mark E. Miller

Contact Information

Clerk's office (269) 381-8080

Clerk Mark E. Miller  
Clerk@ktwp.org
Fax (269) 381-3550

 

 Deputy Clerk Monica L. Kalupa  mlkalupa@ktwp.org

 

Election Coodinator Tammy Durian  tkdurian@ktwp.org

Kalamazoo Charter Township Clerk
Job Description, Part-time




Due to limited staffing in the Clerk's department July 31 through through August 4 you may want to consider a different week or another location to apply for a passport during that time period.

Close of Registration for Voters

The last day to register to vote if you would like to vote in the May 2, 2017 election is Monday,April 3, 2017. You can find an application under the Clerk's quick links.

VOTING PRECINCT LOCATIONS

 

Combined Precincts:
For some elections, when turnout is expected
to by low, precincts may be combined
. You will
receive a mailing and the information will be
posted here. 

1 LAKEWOOD FIRE STATION
3100 LAKE STREET

2 NORTHWOOD FIRE STATION
2617 N. BURDICK ST.

3 GRACE HARBOR
811 GORHAM LANE

4 WEST MAIN SCHOOL
1627 WEST MAIN STREET

5 WESTWOOD FIRE STATION
1310 NICHOLS RD.

6 Innactive, precincts combined

7 HILLSIDE JR. HIGH SCHOOL
1941 ALAMO AVE.

8 WESTLAND MEADOWS COMMUNITY ROOM
4300 LEISURE LANE

9 SECOND CHRISTIAN REF. CHURCH,
3015 NICHOLS RD

10 EASTWOOD FIRE STATION
2703 EAST MAIN

11 NORTHEASTERN ELEMENTARY
2433 GERTRUDE

12 SUNNYSIDE UNITED METH.
CHURCH, 2800 GULL RD

Precinct Map CLICK HERE

Voting Information

The State of Michigan uses a voting system that optically scans each ballot and if an error is made, the ballot is rejected and the voter has the opportunity to review it, correct it or not, and resubmit it.These optical scanning devices also have many security features. The machines can only be turned on or closed out by using a security key. The ballots are locked inside yet another locked section of the device. This provides a backup if a manual recount is necessary. Each device also has a built-in battery backup that will activate in the event of a power loss.    

At 8:00 p.m. the polls close, the devices then print out the results of the votes at that precinct and store the complete record of those votes on a reusable memory card. Then a pair of Election Workers brings the printout and the memory card to the Township Hall and turns them over to Township Clerk Thall.

Clerk Thall then checks-in each of the 11 precincts, Then he transports the printouts and memory cards to the Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office. County Clerk, Tim Snow then uploads the information from the memory cards into the master voting database. The results are available in just a few hours.

Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day.

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Click Here for an absentee application and more information.


Simple 10-Step Voting Guide
1. Sign-in with election workers to receive your ballot.
2. Go to the voting booth and remove your ballot from the secrecy sleeve.
3. Using only the provided writing device, fill in the ovals next to the candidates and initiatives you want to vote for. Be certain to check the reverse side of the ballot.
4. If you wish to write-in a candidate, write the full name of the candidate in the lines provided. Then fill in the oval next to your write-in candidate's name.
5. For Primary Elections, vote for candidates in only one party. You may NOT split your ticket. This is NOT true in General Elections. You may vote for any political party/parties you chose. In other words, you may crossover your vote.
6. To ensure privacy, put your ballot back in its secrecy sleeve.
7. Walk to the voting machine and insert the top of the ballot without taking it out of the sleeve. The machine will automatically take the ballot.
8. If the voting device beeps, look in the LED window. It advises what problem was encountered with your ballot. Election Workers are available to assist you in solving the problem.
9. You might be asked if you want to complete a new ballot. You may choose to accept the ballot as is, but your vote in the race with the problem will not be counted. If you voted in the Primary Election for candidates in different parties, the entire candidate section of your ballot will not be counted.
10. If your ballot is rejected and you want to vote again, you will be provided with a new ballot. The "spoiled" ballots are retained in a special envelope during the day. At the close of the polls, the envelope is sealed and then retained according to the State retention schedule.
If you have ANY questions, please do NOT hesitate to ask one of the Election Workers. They are there only to help you vote. They are not permitted to advise you on who or what to vote for, they are only permitted to advise you on the mechanics of how to cast your vote.