Riley Township

Elections

Every VOTE Counts!

Don’t let your VOTE go uncounted! 

– Michigan now has no reason absentee voting. Make a written request to the Township Clerk to be placed on the Permanent Absentee List and receive an Absent Voter Application to vote by AV Ballot for every election. 

State Primary Election: Tuesday – August 2nd, 2022
State General Election: Tuesday – November 8th, 2022

In order to vote in any election in Michigan, you must be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, and you must be registered to vote.

Polling location is at Riley Township Hall located at 13016 Belle River Road, Riley, MI.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

For more Election information – click HERE

2022 Election Dates Booklet

MI BOE Elections Calendar

Register to Vote Up to 15 Days Prior to Election – Voters can register at any Secretary of State office, any State designated agency, County Clerk’s Office, Township Clerk’s Office, mail or internet.

Register to Vote 14 Days Prior to Election through Election Day 8:00 p.m. – Voters can register at their local Clerk’s Office in person to be eligible to vote Election Day.

Voter Registration Deadline – Election Day – 8:00 p.m.

MICHIGAN VOTER INFORMATION CENTER

MDOS How To Register To Vote

Elections Military Voting Rights

Voter Registration Application

Voter Registration Application LARGE PRINT

Apply Online for Absent Voter Ballot

If residents will be out of the community on Election Day or need any information regarding the upcoming election, contact the Township Clerk’s Office at (810) 392-2326.

Elections AV Do’s and Dont’s

ONLY THE VOTER CAN SIGN THEIR OWN ABSENT VOTER BALLOT APPLICATION OR ENVELOPE – NEVER SIGN THE VOTER’S SIGNATURE FOR THEM.

Under Michigan Election Law, Power of Attorney is NOT applicable AND ANY SIGNATURE THAT IS NOT THE VOTER’S SIGNATURE IS ILLEGAL AND PUNISHABLE AS A FELONY!

If a voter’s signature has changed do to age or medical condition, the voter must still sign or make their own mark on the Absent Voter Ballot Envelope.

A voter’s signature or mark MUST match the voter file to be counted and can be updated at any time at the Clerk’s office.

Absent Voter Application

Absent Voter Ballot Application LARGE PRINT – Presidential Primary

Learn how you can be part of this very important collective process in the next election by contacting the Riley Township Clerk’s Office today!

Click HERE for an Election Inspector Application

Affidavit of Identity & Receipt of Filing

Statement of Organization

Campaign Finance mcl-Act-388-of-1976

ELECTED OFFICIALS STATUTORY DUTIES

Supervisor Core Competencies

  • Moderates board and annual meetings

  • Chief assessing officer (if certified)

  • Secretary to  Board of Review

  • Township’s legal agent

  • Must maintain records of supervisor’s office

  • Responsible for tax allocation board budget (if applicable)

  • Develops township budget

  • Appoints some commission members

  • Member of township elections commission  (general law township only, not in a charter township)

  • May call special meetings

  • May appoint a deputy

  • May administer the oath of office

What is extent of a supervisor’s authority as legal agent for the township?

MCL 41.2(4) provides that:

“(4) A suit, act, or proceeding, by or against a township, in its corporate capacity, shall be in the name of the township. The supervisor of each township shall be the agent for his or her township for the transaction of legal business, by whom a suit may be brought and defended, and upon whom process against the township shall be served.”

The supervisor’s position as legal agent for the township is a statutory duty of the supervisor.

The supervisor does not, however, have unfettered authority to do as he or she desires. The supervisor must exercise this agent’s authority in a manner consistent with township board decisions regarding legal business.

Township Clerk Core Competencies

  • Maintains custody of all township records
  • Maintains general ledger
  • Prepares warrants for township checks
  • Records and maintains township meeting minutes
  • Keeps the township book of oaths
  • Responsible for regular and special meeting notices
  • Publishes board meeting minutes (if taxable value is $84 million in 2015, annually indexed, or a charter township)
  • Keeps voter registration file and conducts elections
  • Chair of township elections commission
  • Keeps township ordinance book
  • Prepares financial statements
  • Delivers tax certificates to supervisor and county clerk by September 30
  • Must appoint a deputy
  • Must post a surety bond

– Michigan Election Law, MCL 168.31(l), stipulates that all newly elected and appointed township election officials must complete the Election Officials Accreditation process within six months prior to conducting their first election. Go to the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Treasurer Core Competencies

  • Collects real and personal property taxes
  • Keeps an account of township receipts (revenues) and expenditures
  • Disburses township checks
  • Deposits township revenues in approved depositories
  • Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles
  • Collects delinquent personal property tax
  • Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting delinquent personal property tax
  • Collects mobile home specific tax
  • Must appoint a deputy
  • Must post a surety bond
  • Member of township elections commission  (general law township only, not in a charter township)

 

Trustee Core Competencies

  • Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
  • Responsible for township’s fiduciary health

 

Tax Bond Surety Bond

Taking Financial Oversight to a Higher Level MTA Nov 2018

New Precinct Layout & Voter Parking Arrangement