© 2018 Portland Township 




    2020 Election Dates:

    March 10, 2020 -  Presidential Primary

    May 5, 2020 - School

    August 4, 2020 - Primary

    November 3, 2020 - General


    Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

    Elections held at:


    Westwood Elementary School

    883 Cross Street

    Portland, MI 48875


    Contact the Clerk Charlene Keilen for questions:




    email:  portownship@att.net


    9774 E Goodwin Rd.

    Pewamo, MI 48873

    For the Michigan Voter Information Center click on the link below:


    Voting Registration Information:

    You may register to vote if you are a United States Citizen, at least 18 years old on or before the election day and are a resident of Michigan.  You can register to vote at any time but must be registered at least 30 days before an election to vote in that election.  You can register to vote by appearing in person at any Secretary of State branch offices in Michigan or by contacting your Township Clerk or any Department of Human Services agency or specified agencies providing this service through DHS, Department of Community Health or Michigan Job Commission that offers registration services to clients.  You can register to vote by mail but if you have never voted before or have never voted in Michigan then you must vote in person the first time voting in Michigan.

    You are permanently registered to vote as long as you live in the Township that you registered in.  The Township Clerk can check if you are registered.  If you move or change your name then you should re-register in the Township of your residence.

    Absentee Voting Information:

    If you are a registered voter you may now vote by absentee ballot with no required reasons.

    You can obtain an absentee voter ballot by written request through your Township Clerk.  Your written request must include your name, the date of the election, the address where you are registered to vote, the reason why you are requesting an absent voter ballot, the address where you wish to receive your ballot (this must your registration address, an address outside of your jurisdiction or registration, a hospital or some other type of residential institution), your signature and the date of your request.   


    Members of the Armed Forces and their spouses and dependents, members of the Merchant Marine and their spouses and dependents, and U. S. citizens temporarily living or traveling outside the territorial limits of the United States may use a Federal Post Card Application to obtain an absent voter ballot.  U. S. citizens temporarily living or traveling outside of the territorial limits of the United States must sign the Federal Post Card application under oath to obtain an absent voter ballot.  Anyone else eligible to use the federal form is not required to sign it under oath to obtain an absent voter ballot.

    The completed absent voter ballot must be received by the Township Clerk's office no later than 8:00 pm on election day.

    Campaigning is allowed on election day but must be done at least 100 feet from a door used by voters to enter or exit the building in which the polls are located.