2020 Election Dates:

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 Michigan Voter Information and to register online click on the link below:


You can also find information at the link below:


Absentee Voting Information:

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

Drop your Absentee Ballots off between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm at:


9774 E Goodwin Rd.

Pewamo, MI 48873

Front Porch Drop Box

Members of the Military:  click on the link below:


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.

Additional Information on Voting 2020 From the Clerk

Deadline Information for the November 3, 2020 election:

The last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the Township Clerk is Monday, October 19, 2020, for the November 3, 2020 election.

After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency with the Township Clerk.  Contact the Clerk at 517-647-6643


A request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you must be received by the Township Clerk by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020.  You may obtain an absentee ballot in person with the Township Clerk until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020.  The Clerk will be available on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 7:00, am - 3:00 pm to receive in-person requests.


The ballot drop box is located on my front porch (9774 E Goodwin Rd. 

Pewamo, MI 48873).  This address is on the return ballot envelope.  It is available 24/7 and this is a secure/locked dropbox.  This dropbox information is also noted on our website and the State’s voter information site.  www.michigan.gov/vote   


For the State of Michigan, Portland Township - we do not open/ count ballots until the day of the election.


An instruction sheet is sent with all absentee ballots,  If for some reason one is not received,  I can get one to a voter or this information is also available on the State’s voter information site.  (signing the return envelope is noted on the outside envelope).  I also contact a resident and get a signature if they forget to sign the envelope.


All voter information is available at the State’s website www.michigan.gov/vote as well as getting an application to vote absentee. 

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