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Absentee Ballots

East Grand Rapids Public Schools have scheduled an Operating Millage Renewal and Operating Millage Proposal for the May 7, 2019 election date.  Voters of Precinct 3, East Grand Rapids Schools are the only voters to participate in the May 7 election.  In cooperation with the City of East Grand Rapids, voters of Grand Rapids Township Precinct 3, East Grand Rapids Schools, will vote at East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center Lobby for this election only.  The Performing Arts Center is located at 2211 Lake Drive SE.  Voters will park in the parking lot on Bagley St. just north of the PAC lobby and enter the PAC from that parking lot. There is NO ENTRANCE to the polling location through the main doors of the High School.

Absentee ballots are available at the Grand Rapids Township Office 
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 PM - approximately 45 days before each election.

If you are already registered to vote, here is the link to the application to receive an absentee ballot.  Click here. For an absentee ballot application.  We will begin to mail ballots approximately 45 days before each election.

You may download and track the status of your absentee ballot by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Requirements of Absentee Voters
Prior to each election, voters may choose to receive their ballot early and vote prior to election day. Michigan law allows you to receive an absentee ballot.

You may also fax or email your request to: 616-361-2315 or

The State of Michigan has a web site for voter information that allows you to view the ballot for an upcoming election as well as a wealth of information and links.  Click here to go to the Michigan Voter Information page.

Permanent Absentee List Request Form  (click here)

Grand Rapids Township maintains a permanent list of voters who have requested absentee ballot applications to be sent automatically to them for each election. We will  send the application to you approximately 60 days before each election. If you would like to be added to that list,  please fill out the form and send to the Clerk's Office
.  You may  fax or email your request to: 616-361-2315 or

 Voting Assistance for Service Members, their families, and Overseas Citizens

Please use the Federal Voting Assistance Program web site to obtain information and request a ballot for all elections in a calendar year.