City Clerk

Michaela Kleehammer, City Clerk

Allegan City Hall
231 Trowbridge Street
Allegan, MI 49010
(269) 673-5511

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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. The polling place for all elections for the City of Allegan is located at City Hall (231 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010). The polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. 

Voter Registration
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.

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 one via email or postal mail by contacting the Clerk via 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 or mailed via first class mail. Requests for an absent voter ballot must be received by the Clerk no later than 4:00pm the Friday before the election. 

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 listed 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. 

Early Voting
In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in person at early voting sites before statewide and federal elections. Early voting allows a voter to cast a ballot before Election Day, in an experience similar to voting on Election Day. During the early voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can then insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their early voting site. The City of Allegan's early voting site is located at Allegan City Hall (231 Trowbridge St, Allegan, MI 49010). The hours for early voting in 2024 will be as follows:

Presidential Primary (February 27, 2024)
Saturday February 16 - Sunday February 25 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

State Primary (August 6, 2024)
Saturday July 27 - Sunday August 4 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

General Election (November 5, 2024)
Saturday October 26 - November 3 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

Additional Resources
Allegan County Clerk - Register of Deeds Information
Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC)
Michigan Secretary of State