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In order to register to vote in China Township you must be:
New voters must register to vote at least 30 days before an election. When you move to another municipality, you must re-register to vote.
If you move within China Township, you can call the Township office at 810-765-1145 ext. 207 and speak with the Clerk to have your registration changed. You may also change it at any Secretary of State office. You can download the Voter Registration Application if you have never registered to vote and return it to the St Clair County Clerk's office.
New Voter Identification Requirement ~ PHOTO ID LAW
Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the new requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. The new voter identification became effective in November 2007.
Voters with picture identification: Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who DO NOT possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:
Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
Federal or state government-issued photo identification
Military identification card with photo
Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
Tribal identification card with photo
Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can still vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit. The Michigan voter identification requirement does not apply to absentee voting. Absentee voters do not need to show picture identification to request or return an absentee ballot.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. You may vote with an absent voter ballot if:
You are unable to vote without assistance
You are 60 years of age or older
You expect to be absent from the Township on Election Day
You are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial
You have been assigned to work as a precinct inspector in a precinct other than where you are registered
You are unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs
As noted above, you qualify to be on the Permanent Absent Voter List. When on this list, you will automatically receive an absent voter application for every election. If you choose to return that application, we will send you a ballot as soon as they arrive in our office.
The polls are open at the Township Hall from 7 am to 8 pm on the days of elections.
To obtain an absentee ballot, simply stop by the Township Office prior to the election, or call the Township Clerk, Dan Turke, at 810-765-1145 ext. 207. The Offices are open Monday ~ Thursday, 8am-5pm.