To register to vote you must be:
- A United States citizen
- 18 years of age (by election day)
- A resident of the township 30 days prior to the election
A completed application can be mailed, emailed or brought in person to the Township Clerk's office. You can also register to vote at your local Secretary of State office.
NOTE: Your voter information can be viewed at Secretary of State Voter Information Center.
Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE DO YOU VOTE IN HIGHLAND? Please note - polling locations have changed for many Highland voters.
As a way to save Township tax dollars on the new election equipment required by the State, Highland’s eight precincts will now be paired up at four locations.
The Clerk’s office evaluated the prior polling locations and some potential new locations for ease of access, amount of parking available, space to fit two precincts, and long term prospects for the availability of the building. Highland Elementary and Spring Mills Elementary both work well for elections, but the VFW Hall, Duck Lake Center, Highland Activity Center, and Apollo Center are less suitable. Two new facilities were chosen to replace them: Highland United Methodist Church and Church of the Holy Spirit.
Voting in church buildings is new to our community, but it is a common practice in neighboring communities and around the state. Both of these churches have facilities that will work well for elections and have a strong history of involvement in our community.
The Township Board approved this plan for use starting with the 2018 elections. Our next election is August 7th, 2018, unless a special election gets scheduled for May. Click here to see the map: Precinct Map
Polling location list:
Precinct New Location Prior Location
1 Highland United Methodist Highland Activity Center
2 Spring Mills Elementary VFW Hall
3 Highland Elementary Apollo Center
4 Highland Elementary Highland Elementary
5 Spring Mills Elementary Spring Mills Elementary
6 Church of the Holy Spirit Apollo Center
7 Church of the Holy Spirit Duck Lake Center
8 Highland United Methodist Highland Elementary
INFORMATION ABOUT NEW VOTING EQUIPMENT: Click here for info from the state
Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day.
As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you meet any of these conditions:
- age 60 years old or older
- unable to vote without assistance at the polls
- expecting to be out of town on election day
- in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
- unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
- appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence
If you plan to vote by absentee ballot, you can request to be on our permanent absentee voter list which means we will send you an absent voter application for all future elections. After you return the completed application, you will then receive a ballot as soon as they are available. No more waiting in lines at the precinct! If this interests you, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 248-887-3791, ext. 5.
Please be aware that if you are on extended leave from Highland, your application can not be forwarded. Instead, you can find applications available on line at www.Michigan.gov/vote. Be sure to indicate if you wish your ballot to be sent to an address other than your registered voting address here in Highland.
MILITARY/OVERSEAS VOTING INFO: Visit https://www.fvap.gov/ for current applications and info.
SAMPLE BALLOTS: Visit www.Michigan.gov/vote to view sample ballots (when available), find your voting location, register to vote or track your absentee ballot.
Voter Guides from the League of Women Voters
Election Inspectors are needed. Please contact the Clerk's Office with questions. Click here to download the application.