Information for Voters

Early In-Person Voting

In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in-person.

During the early voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can then insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their early voting site. All jurisdictions in Eaton County, EXCEPT Delta Charter Township and Windsor Charter Township will vote at:

Carmel Township Hall
661 Beech Hwy
Charlotte, MI 48813

Early Voting begins on February 17th and will run through February 25th.

Saturday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Thursday12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Saturday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Sunday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

**Disclaimer: If you are a registered voter in Delta Charter Township or Windsor Charter Township, please click on the following link for their location and hours of operation. 

Early Voting Close of Polls Tabulation will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27th at the Eaton County Clerk's, 1045 Independence Blvd, Charlotte, MI 48813

  • Still wondering where and when you can vote early? Look up your voter record and Early Voting site information at

Click here for questions regarding Presidential Primary Election: Presidential Primary FAQ's

Use the page below to learn more about voting by absentee before the election, or on Election Day in your polling place. Call your clerk before you go, as some locals hold varying office hours.
Polling Place

Michigan Voter Information Center (Link)

  • Find your polling location
  • Find your City or Township Clerk
  • Request an Absentee Voter Ballot or track an absentee ballot requested
  • View a sample ballot for an immediately upcoming election
  • Learn how to become a poll worker

About Michigan Voting Equipment (Link) - Eaton County uses Hart Intercivic

As absentee ballots have been sent to those voters requesting them, we thought it might be helpful to share some voting instructions to help everyone understand the different voting options you have when it comes to marking your ballot. 

 Options for Straight Ticket, Split Ticket and Mixed Ticket Voting

Michigan law allows voters to vote “straight ticket” in a general election, which means voters may fill in one rectangle or box next to a party name to cast a vote for every candidate of that political party. 

 Michigan also allows for voters to select the straight party option but then cast votes for individual candidates of a different party (“split ticket”).

 In the November Election, voters have the following options:

  • “Straight Ticket” Voting: Voters may vote in the straight party race and select the party of their choosing - this will award votes up to the maximum allowed (and maximum candidates available) for each partisan race for the voter’s chosen party. The candidates receive “indirect votes” based on the voter’s single straight-party ballot selection.

  • “Split Ticket” Voting: Voters may vote in the straight party race and select the party of their choosing, but then vote directly in an individual race (or multiple individual races) by directly voting for a candidate from a different party, voting for a candidate with no party affiliation, or casting a write-in vote. As with straight ticket voting, voting in the straight party race will indirectly cast a vote for all candidates running under that party to the maximum allowed for each race in which the party is participating, except where the voter overrides an indirect vote by a casting direct vote for a candidate of a different party, a candidate with no party affiliation, or a write-in vote.

  • “Mixed Ticket” Voting: Voters may decline to vote in the straight party race and directly select candidates of their choice from any party (or no party affiliation and write-ins) up to the maximum allowed for each race.

Other Notes: If a voter selects the “straight party” race but then votes for individual candidates of the same party, the vote for those individual candidates will still count, and will only count once. If a voter wishes to vote for a write-in candidate (whether or not they select the straight party option), the voter must fill out the rectangle for write-in candidate and write the name or it will be an invalid write-in and will not be counted.