May 5, 2020 Special Election Updates
Governor Whitmer issued an executive order which temporarily changes state voting laws for the May 5, 2020 Special Election due to the coronavirus pandemic. (For more information on the executive order, click on this link: Executive Order 2020-27 (COVID-19)
The May 5, 2020 Special Election will be held primarily by mail. Our normal polling location at Robinson Baptist Church will NOT be open for this election.
Every registered voter (who registered to vote prior to March 27, 2020) in the Grand Haven Public Schools district in Robinson Township will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail. (There are no proposals in the Zeeland School District)
Once a voter completes this application and returns it to the township, an absentee ballot will be sent to the voter. These ballots need to be returned to the township by 8 pm on May 5, 2020 to be counted by our absentee counting board.
The Robinson Township Office will be open on election day. If you need to vote on that day, you will be issued an absentee ballot which will need to be voted at the office.
Exceptions to the normal absentee process per Governor Whitmer’s executive order:
- Newly registered voters who registered to vote between March 27 – April 20 will automatically be sent a ballot for the May 5, 2020 election,
- Newly registered voters who registered to vote between April 21 – May 5 with proof of residency, will be automatically sent a ballot. A list of proof of residency documents can be found here: SOS – Registering to Vote
We appreciate your patience with this. We will update our website as more information becomes available.
If you have any questions on absentee voting, please see this website SOS – Absentee Voting or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.