Frequently Asked Questions
Election Results for any Election go to the Saginaw County Clerk's web site and click on Election Information.
Clerk contact infomation:
Kochville Township Clerk
5851 Mackinaw Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48604
989-792-7596 Ext. 116
Am I Registered To Vote? Where Do I Vote? Where can I see a sample ballot?
This information can be accessed by following the link to the Michigan Voter Information Center.
How do I get an Absentee Ballot?
You can apply for an Absentee Ballot Application by clicking the link.
Requests to have an absentee ballot mailed must be submitted by 5 pm on the Friday prior to the election (October 30, 2020). Requests for an absentee ballot in person must be made by 4 pm the Monday prior to the election (November 2, 2020).
How do I complete the Absentee Ballot?
Inside your ballot envelope will be:
- your official ballot
- a return envelope
- a secrecy sleeve
- voting instructions
Vote the ballot by completely filling in the oval to the right of the candidate's name.
Please vote your ballot with blue or black ink. Absolutely do NOT use red ink, it will not be read by the machine.
Be sure to vote for only the number of candidates listed in the heading for that office.
Some offices allow more than one candidate to be nominated.
Complete both sides of the ballot if applicable.
Place the ballot in the secrecy sleeve with the stub number showing.
- Place it in the return envelope
- Seal it
- Sign it and date it within the signature box on the front of the envelope
The ballot will not be counted if the envelope is not signed!
How can I return my ballot?
Ballots may be returned by:
- postal mail
- dropped in the locked, secured, white, drive-up drop-box in front of the Township Office
- 5851 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48604
- dropped off to the Clerk's office by the voter; or an immediate family member; or a person residing in the same household
Ballots must be returned to the Clerk's Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
What is the Permanent Absentee List?
The Clerk's office maintains a permanent absent voter list.
Voters on this list will automatically be mailed an absentee ballot application for every election.
If you would like to be placed on this list, please call us at 989-792-7596 x116 or Email.
How do I notify the Clerk's Office if I need my ballot sent to a different address?
There is a section near the middle of the application where you can put the start date and end date that you will be at a different location and enter the address where you would like the ballot mailed.
Ballots may be requested by mail up until 5:00 p.m. on the FRIDAY prior to an election. Please note that is rarely enough time to complete the process. Request your ballot as soon as possible, especially if you are not local. We recommend that if a voter would like to request a ballot within a week of the election that the voter picks up their ballot in person.
The Clerk's office will be open from 8 am - 4 pm on the Saturday prior to the election (for the Nov. 3rd election, this day will be Oct. 31st). Voters that request their ballot this day can either vote it in person at the Clerks's office or take it with them to be returned by election day at 8 pm.
The last day for a registered voter to obtain an absentee ballot at the Clerk's office is the Monday prior to the election by 4:00 p.m., but the ballot must be voted in the office, it cannot leave the premise by state election law. The voter must be in person, with valid picture ID to request their ballot on this day.
If you are not a registered voter you can also click on Voter Information above to see what the deadlines are for voting.
All ballots must be returned to the clerk's office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
I requested an absentee ballot, but I would like to vote in person, what should I do?
If you do not yet have your ballot: You must request in writing for you absentee ballot application to be cancelled. Send this request to the Clerk's Office as soon as possible.
If you have already received you ballot: You may bring it into the Clerk's Office at any time to request it be spoiled, or bring it with you on election day and tell the election inspectors that you would like to spoil your ballot to vote in person, or on election day, you may complete the "Affidavit of Lost or Destroyed Absent Voter Ballot".
I have my absentee ballot but would like a new one, what do I do? (You want to change your vote, the ballot was damaged, etc.)
You may request a new ballot be sent by mail up until 2 pm on the Saturday prior to the election (October 31, 2020).
You may request a new ballot in person up until 4 pm on the Monday prior to the election (November 2, 2020).
On election day, you may complete the "Affidavit of Lost or Destroyed Absent Voter Ballot" or by surrendering the origianl ballot.