MICHIGAN ELECTION DATES: The conduct of all federal,
state, county, township, and school elections are restricted to four dates
each year. The four dates are as follows: the fourth Tuesday in February
and 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.
Electors who wish to apply for an absent voter ballot by mail must apply no later than Saturday November 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. The Township Clerk’s office will be open on that Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. to issue absentee ballots. No other departments will be open.
Those still wishing to receive an Absent Voter Ballot after November 1st can do so by voting in person at the Township Clerk’s office on Monday, November 3 until 4:00 P.M.
**AN ABSENT VOTER BALLOT MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE NO LATER THAN 8:00 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014**
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
Plainfield Charter Township Offices 6161
Belmont Avenue NE, Belmont
Plainfield Christian Church 7255 Pine Island
Drive NE, Comstock Park
Ambrose Ridge Apartments 1501 Woodworth
NE, Grand Rapids
Plainfield Fire St #3 - Training Center
4383 Plainfield Avenue NE, Grand Rapids
Front Line Community Church 4411 Plainfield
NE, Grand Rapids
Blythefield Hills Baptist Church 6727 Kuttshill
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 3215 Four Mile
Road NE, Grand Rapids
Plainfield Community Center 5255 Grand River
Drive NE, Grand Rapids
Grace Fellowship Church 735 Buth NE, Comstock
Assumption BYM Catholic Church 6390 Belmont
Avenue NE, Belmont
Rock Pointe Church 6070 Kuttshill
Drive NE, Rockford
CAMPAIGN SIGNS: 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
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
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
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
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