Lodi Township, Michigan

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Voting Information for Lodi Township

Trustees
Nominating Petitions
Absentee Ballots
Poll Workers

Lodi Township has 3 voting  precincts as of June 1, 2012
Voters Textile Road and South are Precinct 1.  Voters North of Textile Road, in Saline School District, are Precinct 2.  Voters encompassing Ann Arbor and Dexter School Districts are Precinct 3.  All Lodi Township Polling Locations vote at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Building A.

TrusteesTownship Trustees include the following officials:  Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and 4 at large trustee positions.  These 7 positions are the governing board that makes decisions on the running of the township.  The Supervisor is responsible to run the board meetings, he or she is also the legal representative for the township among other duties.  The Clerk is in charge of all the records established by law and administers elections, among other duties.  The Treasurer is in charge of the finances of the Township, from collecting the taxes to investing the township funds.  The four trustees are charged with decision making for the township.  The trustees may have other responsibilities as assigned by the board.  All of the board positions are elected for a 4-year term beginning November 20 of the election year.   If you wish anymore information on a specific office, give the different township official a call.  Each will be happy to discuss their position responsibilities with you.

Nominating Petitions
Partisan Nominating and Qualifying (candidates without party affiliation) Petitions for Township Board positions will be available from the clerk's office approximately April first in the year of election for officials (same as presidential year). Partisan petitions are due to the Township Clerk by 4:00 p.m. the 12th Tuesday before the August Primary Election, MCL 168.551. Qualifying petitions for the November General Election shall be filed not later than 4 p.m. on the 110th (one hundred-tenth) day before the General Election, MCL 168.590C. Candidates without party affiliation are not on the August Primary ballot.

Absentee Ballots
Applications for absentee ballots will be mailed for each election for anyone over 60 years of age that has requested to be put on the permanent absentee listing.    If you would like to be put on the permanent listing, please email, call or write the clerk's office to be added to the list.  Please remember you must return the application in order to receive your ballot.  You may bring it to the office in person during regular business hours, or mail it back.  If you bring your application in person and time permits, a ballot will be issued to you.  Otherwise it will be mailed to you upon receipt of your application.  Please remember that the ballots must be received back in the clerk’s office prior to the close of polls on Election Day.

Others that are in need of an absentee ballot must fill out an application and return it to the clerk in order to receive a ballot.  Please contact the clerk's office if you would like an application sent to you for a current election, or click on the link below to fill out an application and send it to the clerk. 

Applications will be available in the office or through this website at the link below. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf.  Fill out all information requested, sign in both areas and mail it back or drop it in the drop box.

Poll Workers
If you would be interested in working at the polls on Election Day, please stop by the office and fill out an election inspector application.  In order to work at the polls you must attend a 3 hour training session.  The county elections department will be training sometime before the August Primary, probably mid July.


  

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