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City Clerk


Christopher Tapper
 City Clerk  ctapper@cityofallegan.org

231 Trowbridge Street
Allegan, MI 49010 
Hours: M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
269.673.5511

The City Clerk of Allegan works to keep all City records and documents, prepare and post public notices, and act as the City's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator. The Clerk also administers elections and maintains voter registration records.

Annual Election Information

The State of Michigan designates 4 times within the calendar year for elections: February; May; August and November. These elections would always be held on the first Tuesday of month.
March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary

Polling Place

The polling place for all elections for the City of Allegan is located at City Hall - 
• 231 Trowbridge. Election hours are from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Voter Registration

 Michigan Online Voter Registration https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/registervoter

To register to vote, you must be all of the following:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of Michigan
  • A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.


Michigan has a permanent registration system which continues the registration of any person once registered who has not moved out of the state. Residents may register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail; at your county, city or township clerk's office; or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office.

If you want to check to see if you are registered, visit www.Michigan.gov/vote. There you will find more information about registering to vote and voting.

City of Allegan residents can register at Allegan City Hall-
• 231 Trowbridge Street or the nearest Secretary of State office is located at 430 Western Avenue in Allegan.

Absentee Voting

All registered voters are eligible to vote via an absentee ballot. If you are a resident of the City of Allegan, please complete this application or request on to be mailed to you @ 269-673-5511. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the Clerk no later than 5:00pm the Friday before the election.  An application must be received before a ballot can be mailed. Ballots may also be picked up the voter in person at the City Clerk's office. Ballots cannot be given to anyone other than the voter. The voter will be asked to present a valid photo ID when obtaining an absentee ballot in person at the Clerk's office. Voters who do not have an acceptable form of photo ID or did not bring it with them can still vote. They will be required to sign a brief affidavit stating  that they are not in possession of photo ID. 

After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8:00pm on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. Your ballot will not counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or a person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office. 

FOIA Request Information

 Allegan County Clerk - Register of Deeds Information


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