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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Click here to download an Absentee Voter Ballot Application 

Voter's Guide and Information

Michigan Voter Information Center:
This site provides you with everything you need to know about voting in Michigan.

  • Voter registration
  • Casting your vote
  • Find your polling location
  • Absentee Voting
  • View sample ballots
  • Contact your local election official
  • F.A.Q.

Useful Michigan Voter Links

Federal Voting Assistance Program: This site provides voting help for uniformed service members, their families and citizens living outside the U.S.

The conduct of all federal, state, county, township, and school elections are restricted to three dates each year. The three dates are the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May, August & November.



Absent Voter applications are available at the Plainfield Township Clerk’s office located at the 6161 Belmont Avenue, Belmont, MI. You may also contact the Clerk’s Office at 364-8466 to request that an Application for an Absent Voter Ballot be mailed to you.

What You Need to Know About Absentee Voting


Polling Precincts
Plainfield Charter Township has 11 precincts and you will vote in the same precinct for ALL elections; including federal, state, county, township, and school elections. All polling precincts are handicap accessible and open from 7:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Election Day.

Click here for a Precinct Map


Precinct Precinct Location
1 Plainfield Charter Township Offices
6161 Belmont Avenue NE, Belmont
2 Plainfield Christian Church
7255 Pine Island Drive NE, Comstock Park
3 Ambrose Ridge Apartments
1501 Woodworth NE, Grand Rapids
4 Plainfield Fire St #3 - Training Center
4383 Plainfield Avenue NE, Grand Rapids
5 Front Line Community Church
4411 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids
6 Blythefield Hills Baptist Church
6727 Kuttshill NE, Rockford
7 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
3215 Four Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids
8 Plainfield Community Center
5255 Grand River Drive NE, Grand Rapids
9 Grace Fellowship Church
735 Buth NE, Comstock Park
10 Assumption BVM Catholic Church
6390 Belmont Avenue NE, Belmont
11 Tribes Church
6070 Kuttshill Drive NE, Rockford


A temporary campaign sign related to a primary, general or special election, which displays the name, party or other related information of political candidates running for office, issues placed upon a ballot to be voted upon or other political issues. Without limitation, a campaign sign is not permitted in the public right-of-way.

Size: The sign area of any single sign shall not exceed twelve square feet and shall be setback a minimum of five feet from all lot lines

Number: There shall be no more than four signs on any single property and all such signs shall be located on private property. The total amount of sign area for all signs utilized shall not exceed 32 square feet.

Duration: Campaign signs are only permitted for a period not to exceed 60 days prior to an election or voting day, and all such signs shall be removed within 14 days after an election or voting day.

To report violations, contact our Ordinance Enforcement Officer at 616-364-1190.


Plainfield Charter Township is always looking for qualified candidates to serve as election inspectors to perform election duties and tasks within the scope of Michigan Election Law and as directed by the Clerk and the Clerk’s staff members. This is a paid position and subject to the federal Minimum Wage Act.

To be considered for an appointment as an election inspector, an interested person MUST:

  • Be a registered voter of Kent county
  • Be at least 16 years old. The voter registration requirement is waived for inspectors under 18
  • Submit an application to the township clerk
  • Be willing to declare a political party preference so that a balanced election board is ensured
  • Attend paid election-worker training

A person is ineligible to serve as an election worker if:

  • He or she is a candidate for any office in that election
  • He or she has an immediate family member who is a candidate for any office in that election
  • He or she is a challenger
  • He or she is a member of the local Board of Canvassers
  • He or she has ever been convicted of a felony or an election crime

»  Election Inspector Job Description (.pdf)
»  Election Inspector Application (.pdf)

Send your completed application to:

Township Clerk
Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Plainfield Township Residents can now track their Absentee Ballots online! 

Our new A-VOTE online tracking system lets you know when your ballot was sent to you, and when it was received by the township and your vote recorded. 

Click here if you have requested an Absentee Ballot for the next election.

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