The Following Elections will be held during 2024 at the Township Office, 5111 River Road, East China MI 48054. Voting hours on Election Day are 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

  • August 6, 2024 Primary Election
  • November 5, 2024 General Election

Clerks Weekend Hours to issue Absent Voter Ballots:

August 3 & 4, 2024: 8 a.m. until noon

Early Voting

9-Days Early Voting will precede each State and Federal Election, beginning 2024. Location: Township Office.

  • July 27-August 4, 2024, 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.

Candidate Filing for Office

Petition deadline is April 23, 2024.

Positions of the Township Board and Park Commission are due for Election this year. Candidates wishing to run for public office can stop into the Township Hall and pick up the paperwork/Nominating petition to run for office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Township Office. Paperwork must be submitted to the East China Clerk’s Office by April 23, 2024.

  • For more information please call the Clerk: Sandy Smith 810-765-8879x121

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at 810-765-8879 X 121 or clerk@eastchinatownship.org

Voter Registration in Michigan

Michigan voters are encouraged to register as early as possible before an election. Methods and requirements for voter registration depend on the following deadlines:
If there are 15+ days before an election, voters can register online, by mail, or in person.
Within 14 days of an election, and on Election Day, voters may only register by visiting their local clerk’s office to register in person with proof of residency documentation.
Voters can check their voter registration status and look up their local clerk information at Michigan.gov/Vote.

Absentee Voting 
Absent voter ballots are available to registered voters for all elections.  To vote absentee fill out the application and return to your Clerk.  MI Absent Voter Ballot Application. 

To check the status of your ballot or to view your ballot click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidate Filing information click here
Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting information click here

Interested In Working Elections
Election Inspectors are responsible for opening the precinct on Election Day, ensuring voters are registered and are voting in the proper precinct, assigning ballots and closing the polls.  Election Inspectors must attend mandatory training and must be a qualified registered elector of the State of Michigan. 

If interested in becoming an Election inspector for East China Township click this link to download an application and return it to the Clerk's office.   Election Inspector Application