Notice Weekend Hours of Operation Prior to Election Day on August 4, 2020
Pursuant to MCL 168.761b, Please take notice that the Office of the Township Clerk will be open on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The following are the office hours: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00
p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The following services will be available.
1. Registered Voters can request and vote an absent voter ballot in person. 2. Residents can register to vote with proof of residency. Voters who register to vote in
person during the 14 days prior to the election, including on Election Day, must show a picture ID and proof of residency. Documents that may be accepted for proof of residency (these items must
include the applicant’s name and current address):
• a current utility bill
• bank statement
• government check
• other government document.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Township Clerk at 269-674-4255 or Clerk Kim Thompson cell at 269-655-4458.
A Message from the
Lawrence Township Clerk
Absent voter (AV) ballot applications have been mailed out to all registered voters. The State of Michigan recently mailed applications to anyone not on the permenant AV list. Those
on the permenant AV list were mailed Thursday, June 18, 2020. Ballots are expected to be received by the Clerk the week of June 29.
Anyone can receive an absent ballot. You no longer have to give a reason. If you are not on the Permanent AV list and would like to receive an AV Ballot application for each election (now and in
the future), the request can be picked up at the new Town Hall or downloaded from the above link. Complete the request and drop off or mail to me at the address shown.
If you do not want to be on the permanent list but wish an AV ballot for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election, you can request one at the Township Office or call to have an application mailed to
you. You MUST complete the form, sign and return the application to receive an AV ballot.
After Proposal 3 was passed in 2018, a number of changes have occurred. One is that your AV ballot envelopes have significantly changed. They are now white/blue for the outgoing envelope and
white/green for the return envelope. If you get this in the mail, PLEASE do not discard...it is your ballot! Make sure to read ALL the instructions, as they have changed. You MUST sign and date
the outside of the redesigned return envelope. Drop off in the office lobby, outdoor recepticle or mail back.
If you are a citizen and resident of Lawrence Township and are not registered to vote, you can do so at any Secretary of State office up to 15 days prior to an election. After that, you must
register in person at the Lawrence Township offices located at 411 N Paw Paw St, Lawrence.
In-person voting will take place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 7am - 8pm. Voters are requested to wear a face mask and observe the 6' social distancing recommendations, unless you are in
a voting booth.
The pens/pencils, ballot secrecy folders, booths, etc. will be sanitized between each voter. The door handles, etc. will be sanitized regularly. Hand sanitizer will be available
throughout the voting precinct.
If you have ANY questions, don't hesitate to call the office at 269-674-4255 or my cell at 269-655-4458.