Cannon Township, Michigan

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Election Information

The next scheduled Election:  November 8, 2016 General
Not registered to vote?  Deadline for November's Election is October 11, 2016.  Form is available here: Voter Registration Information  
Absentee ballot applications for our permanent AV list were mailed in June and included both the Primary and General Election.  If you returned your application, you should receive your absentee ballot by October 7th.  If you think you applied and haven't received your ballot in the mail by Oct. 7, please call 874-6966 and request an application.  This article gives a good summary of the reasons you may wish to vote Absentee. Information about Absentee Voting in Nov 2016
Last day to register to vote for the November 8th Election: October 5, 2016
Last day to submit an AV application to receive the ballot by mail: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm  (Office open from 8 am to 2 pm)
Last day to vote an AV ballot in the Office: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

For an absent voter application form, click here. Please send the form to: Bonnie Blackledge, Cannon Township Clerk, 6878 Belding Road NE, Rockford, MI 49341. You may also scan this application and email it to or fax it to 616-874-8940.
Receiving an absentee ballot in the office: When requesting a ballot, you must show Photo Identification in order to be given a ballot.  If you do not have ID with you, you may choose to return at another time with ID, have the ballot mailed to you, or vote a "challenged" ballot.

To see a copy of your ballot, go to: Michigan Voter Information Center and click the button: View Ballot
Are you a first time voter or has it been a while since you've voted?  Check out this link for a short video:
Precinct Inspectors (election workers)
You may apply for a position as a precinct inspector by completing an application form available at the Township Center or printed off this website.
(click here)

In order to qualify as a precinct inspector, you must be:
  • registered in the County in which you wish to serve
  • 16 years of age or older
  • never convicted of a felony or election crime
  • not a member of the immediate family of a candidate to any office at the election
Absentee Voter Ballot Information
Qualification for Absentee Voter Ballot:
  • 60 years of age or older
  • absence from the community during the time the polls are open on election day
  • physically unable to attend the polls without assistance
  • cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion
  • appointed as an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside
  • confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial (Those legally convicted and sentence for a crime are not allowed to vote while confined in jail or prison.)


Contact Us

Bonnie Blackledge
Bonnie S. Blackledge,
Clerk, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 884-2204
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm

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