Note: At the January 26, 2021 meeting, the Election Commission approved a new precinct map, which now includes the new County Commission districts. The facilities for polling locations have been previously used as polling locations. However, Precinct 11 was moved from Waterford Place to the same location as Precinct 15, Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 1260 Chicago Dr., Jenison 49428. The reason was because during the 2020 elections, Waterford Place could not be used as a polling location due to Covid restrictions. The facilities were chosen based on the ability for each to accommodate the newly increased number of registered voters for their designated precincts. All authorized agents of the facilities have already signed agreements designating their facility has compliant with the criteria listed in the law for a polling location and to allow their facilities to be used as polling locations until December 31, 2022. New agreements will be obtained in 2023.
Motion: To approve the following Resolution to Establish Polling Locations, as recommended by the Finance Committee:
GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP
Resolution to Establish Polling Locations
WHEREAS, Section 661 of Michigan Election Law, Public Act 116 of 1954, MCL 168.661, provides for township boards to establishing polling locations and provides the criteria for a polling location; and
WHEREAS, The Township Board of Georgetown has determined that establishing polling locations for the precincts as follows is appropriate and that these polling locations all meet the criteria as stipulated in Michigan Election Law, MCL 168.661, as attested to by authorized agents of each facility;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Georgetown Charter Township Board hereby establishes polling locations for newly created precincts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 as follows:
Precincts Polling Locations
Precinct #1 and #3 Wellspring Church, 4466 Bauer Road, Hudsonville 49426
Precinct #2 Cottonwood Heights CRC, 1101 Cypress Dr., Jenison 48428
Precinct #4 and #9 Fair Haven Church, 2900 Baldwin St., Hudsonville 49426
Precinct #5 Ridgewood CRC, 1571 Baldwin St., Jenison 49428
Precinct #6 Georgetown Township Office, 1515 Baldwin St., Jenison 49428
Precinct #7 Georgetown Bible Church, 4114 Baldwin St., Hudsonville 49426
Precinct #8 and #12 Chapel Pointe, 3350 Baldwin St., Hudsonville 49426
Precinct #10 Holy Cross Church, 1481 Baldwin St., Jenison 49428
Precinct #11 & #15 Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 1260 Chicago Dr., Jenison 49428
Precinct #13 Fellowship Reformed Church, 6610 36th Ave., Hudsonville 49426
Precinct #14 Rosewood Reformed Church, 2795 Rosewood St., Jenison 49428
Precinct #16 and #17 Jenison Bible Church, 6360 14th Ave., Hudsonville 49426
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that the Township Board directs the Township Superintendent to sign any and all of the associated agreements and directs new Voter ID cards to be sent to registered voters in the Township as prescribed by Election Law (for all changes listed in Election Law) and approves the associated costs for all such mailings.
The foregoing resolution offered by Township Board Member , and second offered by Township Board Member .
Upon roll call vote the following voted yes:
Upon roll call vote the following voted no:
MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY and the Clerk declared the resolution adopted.
Ryan Kidd, Georgetown Township Clerk
Additional notes: As per Election Law, an updated Voter Identification Card must be issued to every voter affected by the following:
A permanent voting district change;
A new precinct or polling location;
A new Congressional, State Senate, State House or County Commissioner District.