Elections

Patrice Rose - Clerk

Christin Rice - Deputy Clerk/Elections 

Tammy Conrad - Election Assistant 

Upcoming 2024 Elections

St. Joseph Charter Township will hold an election on May 7th for:

St. Joseph School District - Bond Proposal

Lakeshore school District - Sinking fund Millage Renewal Proposal

Sampled ballots with proposal wording can be viewed at the Township Hall office

Precincts 2, 3, & 4 will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 7th 2024 (Precinct #1 will NOT be open since they do not have any proposals on the ballot):

2 – located at St. Joseph 7th Day Adventist Church – 1201 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph

3 – Located at St. Joseph Charter Township Hall – 3000 Washington Ave., St. Joseph

4 – Peace Lutheran Church – 3590 Lincoln Ave., St. Joseph

Every election year voter registration applications are being mailed out by 3rd parties asking voters to register to vote.  They do not come from the Clerk’s office.  These applications are being received by the Deputy Clerk and most are already registered to vote.   Voters are urged to first call the deputy Clerks office at 269-932-0271 before filling these out; to check, verify or confirm if they are already registered to vote in St. Joseph Charter Township.  We encourage our residents to register if they have not done so already; with us, or with the Secretary of State’s office or on-line at: www.michigan.gov/sos

Notice of Early Absent Voter Ballot Processing

ST. JOSEPH CHARTER TOWNSHIP

3000 Washington Ave.

St. Joseph

BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that St. Joseph Charter Township intends to process Absent Voter Ballots for the May 7, 2024 Special School Election has been scheduled for Friday May 3rd, 2024 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Charter Township Hall Board Room located at 3000 Washington Avenue, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Persons with special needs, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact the Township Clerk, Patrice Rose, or Deputy Clerk Christin Rice; at 3000 Washington Avenue, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

429-7703, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Patrice Rose

St. Joseph Charter Township

Township Clerk


Township Board Election

Anyone wishing to run for office on The Township Board of Trustees for a four-year term, can pick up a petition packet on the Township Hall.  Positions include Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and four Trustees.  All positions are considered part-time and no benefits are offered to Board members.  Packets are available at the Township Hall office and are due by 4:00 p.m. April 23, 2024.  Candidates are placed on the August 6th and November 5th 2025 Ballots.

Shoreham Village Council Election

Anyone residing in the Village of Shoreham, wishing to run for office on the Village Council, can pick up a petition packet at the Township Hall.  Open positions include Village President (1), Clerk (1), Treasurer (1) Four-year term Trustees (2 open positions) and Partial term Trustee (1 open position).  Packets are available at the Township Hall office and are due by 4:00 p.m. July 23, 2024.  Candidates are placed on the November 5th Ballot.

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

November 5th 2024 will be the Presidential Election

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 


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.