Elections

Patrice Rose - Clerk

Christin Rice - Deputy Clerk/Elections 

Tammy Conrad - Election Assistant 

Upcoming 2024 Elections

Public Accuracy Test for February 27th Election - click here to view notice.

February 27th 2024 will be the Presidential Primary - Click here to view sample ballots for the February 27th Presidential Primary Election. 

Notice From County Clerk Regarding Early Voting Receiving Boards - Click here to view notice 

Voters on the Permanent Absent Ballot List will be receiving a Ballot Selection form in the mail on or around December 29, 2023.  This form is REQUIRED in order to receive a ballot.  If you do not receive a form, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Absent Ballots will be mailed out to voters on or before January 18th 2024.

May 7th 2024 Could be a Local School Bond Election 

August 6th 2024 will be the State, County and Local Primary

November 5th 2024 will be the Presidential Election

THURSDAY JANUARY 18th 2024…Ballot Selection Form 40th day Prior to Election is Due!

Per Michigan Election Law 168.759f the Local Clerk must notify permanent mail ballot voters who have not returned a presidential primary ballot selection form by the fortieth day (January 18th) before a Presidential Primary Election. 

This is notice that we have not yet received the Feb. 27, 2024, Presidential Primary Ballot Selection Form. If you need a new ballot selection form, please contact the clerk’s office by calling 269-429-7703 or 269-932-0271.

If you have not returned your form yet, please do so as soon as possible.

Click here to view Berrien County Notice of Early Voting dates, Early voting Receiving Board Canvass of early voting results.

Early Voting Begins on Saturday February 17th and runs through Thursday February 25th 2024

At:

The Lake Michigan College Todd Center

2785 E. Napier Avenue

Benton Harbor, MI  49022

Mark your calendars.  The BEST way to receive Township information is to check our website:  www.sjct.org., our Facebook page, or to join the TextMyGov option on our website (see the Home Page to join) TextMyGov will have pertinent information on all matters of Township issues that may concern you.  Including election reminders.  Disclaimer…TextMyGov should not be considered as a way of soliciting your votes for any candidate, only to serve as a reminder that an election is coming up.

Early Voting - Click here to view Herald Palladium Article 

EARLY Voting Location:

Click here to view Berrien County Notice of Early Voting dates, Early voting Receiving Board Canvass of early voting results.

Early Voting Begins on Saturday February 17th and runs through Thursday February 25th 2024

At:

The Lake Michigan College Todd Center

2785 E. Napier Avenue

Benton Harbor, MI  49022


Voting Locations

Precinct #1 - St. Joseph Township Public Safety Complex, 1750 Colfax Ave, Benton Harbor
Precinct #2 - St. Joseph Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1201 Maiden Ln, Saint Joseph
Precinct #3 - St. Joseph Charter Township Hall, 3000 Washington Ave, Saint Joseph
Precinct #4 - Peace Lutheran Church, 3590 Lincoln Ave, Saint Joseph

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Precinct Map 


Absent Voting

Please fill out an Absent Ballot Application if you would like to vote an Absent Ballot

Forms

Michigan Voter Registration Application

Absent Ballot Application

Permanent Absent Ballot Form

Becoming An Election Inspector


7 FAQs About Voting and Voter Registration

Where do I register to vote?

You can register to vote at your local clerk's office, county clerk's office, or at any Secretary of State branch office.  On-line at Michigan Online Voter Registration (state.mi.us) 

If you are registering less than 15 days before an Election, you must register to vote in person at your local clerk's office.  Proof of residency will be required.  (Examples of proof of residency: Copy of a bank statement; any type of utility bill – gas, electric, water or paycheck stub – any of these with your St. Joseph Township address on it.)

When is the last day to register to vote by mail?

15 days before an election.

To register by mail, complete the Michigan Voter Application and mail to your city or township clerk at least 15 days before the election.

When is the last day to register to vote in person?

8pm on Election Day.

Anyone who wishes to register to vote less than 15 days before an election, including Election Day, must register in person at their city or township clerk's office.

Who can vote by mail?

Everyone can vote by mail!  No reason needed.

To request a ballot, complete the Michigan Absent Ballot Application, and mail to your city or township clerk.

How do I vote by mail for every election?

To receive an absentee ballot application for every election, ask your city or township clerk about joining the Permanent Absent Voter List.

When can I vote by mail?

Absentee ballots are available 45 days before every election.  You can request to have a ballot mailed to you by the Friday before the election at 5pm.  You can also request a ballot in person at your city or township clerk's office until 4pm on the Monday before the election.  New voters can pick up an absentee ballot in person when they register to vote at their city or township clerk's office until 8pm on Election Day. 

All ballots must be returned to the city or township clerk no later than 8pm on Election Day.

Can I register to vote at my polling place?

No.  If you are not registered to vote on Election Day, you must register to vote at your city or township clerk's office; however, you may vote an absentee ballot at your city or township clerk's office when you register to vote, or you can take your registration receipt and vote in person at your polling place.


Election Workers Needed 

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