Welcome to Hampton Township by the Bay


Absent Voter Ballots

Absent Voter Ballots can be requested from the Township Clerk up to six months in advance by filling out a form available in the office or by sending a letter stating:

  1. Which election your are requesting the ballot.
  2. The reason why you are not attending the polls.
  3. Where you want the ballot mailed.
  4. An original signature must be provided for each ballot.

The Township of Hampton has a permanent absentee list. If you would like to be place on the permanent list and received an application for an Absent Ballot please contact the Clerk’s office for information about the permanent list.


If you would like to vote, but have never registered to vote, it is a very simple procedure.

  • You need to be at least 18 years old by the date of the next election
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Hampton Charter Township.

You can register to vote at:

  • All Secretary of State branch offices
  • Various state offices
  • County Clerk's office
  • Township Clerk's office

If you cannot come in to one of these offices to register, please contact the Township Clerk’s office at 989-893-7541.

 If you are already a registered voter but have moved or had a name change, you will need to notify the Township Clerk’s office about your change in registration.

 If you have any question about your voting status, you may also contact the Township Clerk’s office.

We have four polling places in the Township of Hampton for elections other than the Schools election.

  • Precinct 1 - Hampton Township Hall, 801 W. Center Road
  • Precincts 2 & 5 – Hampton Township Fire Station, 949 N. Wagner Road
  • Precinct 3 - Hampton Township Hall, 801 W. Center Road
  • Precinct 4 Hampton Township Citizens Building, 801 1/2 W. Center Road

2022 Precinct Map

To see if you are registered to vote or to obtain more information on the voting system, please click here

Overseas Voters

Informational Notices for Military and Overseas Civilian Voters:

Requests for absentee ballots submitted by covered voters prior to this year are no longer valid and cannot be honored.

To help inform the impacted voters of this change and the new procedures that permit such voter to receive a ballot by e-mail or fax, we have prepared the attached notifications.

The first notice, addressed directly to military and overseas civilian voters, should be forwarded to any covered voters who reside within your jurisdiction as soon as possible. The notice contains the address for the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) Web site maintained by the Michigan Department of State (www.Michigan.gov/vote). The Web site provides contact information for Michigan's city and township clerks.

The second notice is addressed to those residents in your jurisdiction who may be in contact with military and overseas civilian voters. It is suggested that this information be included in your community newsletter or inserted with materials routinely mailed to the residents of your city or township.

Clerks are free to use the notifications at their discretion.

Questions? Please contact the Bureau of Elections at: 1-800-292-5973 or Elections@Michigan.gov

Election Inspectors

If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, to work on election days, applications are available at the Township Clerk's office.

All election inspectors are required by state law to attend a school of instruction every two years.

The school of instruction is usually held in Bay County and lasts about two hours.

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