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Public records can be requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - if you have any questions regarding FOIA policies and procedures, Clerk Christina Achterhoff is the FOIA Coordinator for Laketon Township and all requests must go through her office.  You may click these links for information on Laketon Township's FOIA policies and procedures.

Summary of FOIA Procedures & Guidelines

FOIA Procedures & Guidelines

FOIA Request for Public Records and other forms

FOIA Request - Detailed Cost Itemization

Clerk's Department/Election Information

Do you need to register to vote or know if you are registered? Click Here For the Secretary of State Website to find out.

Upcoming Election Date(s):

 General Election - Tuesday November 7, 2017

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Basic Election and Voting Information


  • You must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election to be permitted to vote in that election.
  • You must show one of the following types of photo ID at the polls in order to vote: The ID must be current - Driver's License, Personal identification card issued by another state, Federal or State government issued photo identification, U.S. Passport, Military identification card with photo, Student identification with photo - from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education or Tribal identification card with photo  OR  the voter may sign an affidavit form.


  • If you need to vote absentee, you must first complete an Application for Absent Voter's Ballot, call the Laketon Township Clerk (231-744-2454)  or stop in to the Laketon Township Hall to get an application.  Absent Voters MUST complete an application for each and every election before a ballot can be issued to them.
  • Applications for Absent Voter's Ballot are available up until 4:00 pm the day before the election, however, State Law does not permit Absent Voter Ballots to leave the Township Hall the day before the election, so they MUST be voted in the office on that day. 
  • If a voter needs an Absent Voter Ballot in the event of an EMERGENCY situation on ELECTION DAY, please call the Laketon Township Clerk at 231-744-2454.
  • If you have an absentee ballot, it MUST be returned sometime BEFORE the close of the polls on election day in order to be counted.

Military and Overseas Absentee Voter Information

If you are an active duty servicemember of the Uniformed Services, a spouse/child/dependent of an active duty servicemember, a merchant marine or a U.S. Citizen living overseas, you have several options for voting by absentee ballot. Click these links for more information and forms!

For more information go to the Michigan Secretary of State Website by clicking the link below:


For the Voter Registration AND Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) Click the link below:


Recent Election Results
Election Precinct Workers

If interested in working the election polls, please call the Laketon Township Hall at 231-744-2454 and ask for Clerk Christina Achterhoff or Deputy Clerk Molly Joslyn.

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