Become Informed About Absent Voter/Voting by Mail for Future Elections
Elections are secure in Michigan. Ottawa County has a comprehensive guide to the entire process. Please click here to read more about this voting option.
Online Voter Registration is now available.
Residents across the state can take advantage of this convenient way of registering to vote. Current voters can also change their address using this website.
Registering to vote has never been easier and can be accomplished by navigating five easy screens:
- Welcome screen
- Personal information
- Congratulations screen with receipt option
Click Below to Register
Complete the Voter Registration Form and mail it to:
Teresa De Graaf
Port Sheldon Township Clerk
16201 Port Sheldon Street
West Olive, MI 49460
Requirements to Register to Vote in Port Sheldon
To register to vote in Port Sheldon you must meet the following criteria:
- A United States citizen
- At least 18 years of age by election day
- A resident of Port Sheldon Township for at least 30 days
To check the status of your voter registration, please call Teresa De Graaf at (616) 399-6121.
Polls are open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. The polling place for all Precincts is at the township building 16201 Port Sheldon St. West Olive, MI 49460. Precinct 1, votes in the auditorium and Precinct 2, votes in the board meeting room. Both are located on the North side of the building.
Ottawa County Political Parties
Ottawa County Democratic Party
7054 Crestwood Drive
Jenison MI 49428
Ottawa County Republican Party
513 E. 8th St., Suite 15
Holland MI 49423
Photo ID Requirement
Every Michigan voter who attends the polls to vote must now show picture identification, or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. BRING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE WITH YOU TO THE POLLS.
Picture IDs must be current and must include the person’s photo and name. They do not need to include an address.
- Acceptable forms of photo ID are:
- Driver’s license or personal identification card
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification
- U.S. passport
- Military ID with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
- Tribal identification card with photo
Voting by Absentee Ballot
To obtain an absentee ballot application, simply stop by the Township office prior to election day, or call the Township office at 616-399-6121, ext. 5, to have an application sent to you.
You can also download an application below:
You must complete an application before an absentee ballot can be issued.
Also, by State law, only the individual voter can pick up his/her absentee ballot. Spouses, children, friends may not handle an un-voted ballot.
More Absentee Voting information is available at the Michigan Secretary of State website via the button below.
- Michigan Voter Information Center is an online source for one-stop election information. Access information on your voter registration status, polling place, and voting equipment.
- Michigan Department of State Election Information with links to many election websites regarding upcoming elections, election results, online voter application in English and Spanish, and absentee voter information.
- School District Map for Ottawa County provided by the State of Michigan
- Ottawa County Election Information
- Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Information regarding the Help America Vote Act and the Secretary of State’s State Plan Advisory Committee.
- Citizen’s Guide to Voting Systems A step by step video demonstration on how to use the polling equipment in your area.