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City Clerk

Christopher Tapper, City Clerk & Assistant to the City Manager
Master Municipal Clerk & Michigan Association of Code Enforcement Officers
ctapper@cityofallegan.org
269.673.5511

Allegan City Hall
231 Trowbridge Street
Allegan, MI 49010 

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm


The City Clerk is an administrative officer of the City who operates under the direct supervision of the City Manager. In addition to being responsible for the execution of all official documents, the City Clerk is also responsible for overseeing elections, meeting administration, records management, and Freedom of Information Act requests.

To learn more about the duties of the City Clerk, please see Section 8.5 of the City Charter.


City Clerk's Office Forms
Detailed Itemization of Costs Form

FOIA Request Form
Michigan Online Absent Voter Ballot Application
Michigan Online Voter Registration


Election Information
The State of Michigan designates 4 times within the calendar year for elections: February; May; August and November. Elections are always held on the first Tuesday of month.  Please click the following link in you have questions about the Ballot Instructional Language for Primary and General Elections.

Questions about what precinct to vote in?  Please see Allegan City Precinct Map to find your voting Precinct in the City of Allegan.  Knowing your Precinct will help Election Staff process your absent voter ballot application and your voter application in a timely matter.   The polling place for all elections for the City of Allegan is located at City Hall (231 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010). Election hours are from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. 

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.  For more Michigan Voter Information please click here.  For information about publication and forms, please see the SOS - Publication and Forms

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 one to be mailed to you by emailing the Clerk ctapper@cityofallegan.org  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.  

The Clerk's Office will be taking the following safety recommendations during COVID -19 Pandemic.  Please click here to see the recommendations for Polling Centers. 

 Allegan County Clerk - Register of Deeds Information


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