Clerk's Office

Responsible for maintaining records, administering elections, issuing licenses and FOIA.

Clerk’s Office

(616) 844-2101
(616) 844-2106

H. Carolyn Boersma, MMC

Township Clerk

Financial Information

Spring Lake provides financial information such as performance measurements, budgets, audits and comparison charts.

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Early Voting
The Michigan Constitution guarantees voters a minimum 9-day period of early voting prior to every state or federal election.

Spring Lake Township has partnered with the municipalities in Ottawa County to collectively implement early voting.

Early voting will be conducted at four voter center locations across the county, where any resident may cast a ballot at any voter center. These locations will be:

  • Grand Haven Township Hall: 13300 168th Ave, Grand Haven
  • Polkton Township Hall: 6900 Arthur St, Coopersvile
  • Georgetown Township Hall: 1515 Baldwin St, Jenison
  • MDHHS Building Macatawa Room: 12185 James St, Holland

Voters will have nine additional days prior to each state and federal election where they may cast their ballot just as they would on Election Day. The hours of operation for the Ottawa County Early Voting Centers will be:

Saturday: 7am-3pm
Sunday: 7am-3pm
Monday: 7am-3pm
Tuesday: 11am-7pm
Wednesday: 7an-3pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 7am-3pm
Saturday: 7am-3pm
Sunday: 7am-3pm
Monday: No Voting
Tuesday: Federal or State Election Day. Vote at precinct location 7am-8pm

Spring Lake Township Precincts
Precinct #1
Spring Lake Township Fire Station #2
18964 174th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI
Precinct 1 Map
Precinct #4
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Activity Center
406 E. Savidge St
Spring Lake, MI
Precinct 4 Map
Precinct #2
Lakeshore Fellowship
16790 Van Wagoner Road
Spring Lake, MI
Precinct 2 Map
Precinct #5
Nortonville Gospel Chapel
14528 Leonard Rd.
Spring Lake, MI
Precinct 5 Map
Precinct #3
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Activity Center
406 E. Savidge St
Spring Lake, MI
Precinct 3 Map
Precinct #6
All Shores Wesleyan Church
15550 Cleveland St.
Spring Lake, MI
Precinct 6 Map
Absent Voter Counting Board
Spring Lake District Library
123 E. Exchange St.
Spring Lake, MI
Allowed challengers: 1 challenger per organization
Voter Registration Information

You can use this form to register to vote in Michigan or to change your name or address on your voter registration.

To register to vote in Michigan you must be:

  • A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
  • A citizen of the United States of America.
  • At least 18 years of age (by election day). You may register 6 months before you turn 18, but may not vote until you have turned 18.
  • Not serving a sentence in jail or prison.
Voter Registration Application

You may mail your application to Township Hall, or deliver your application in person. If you are registering to vote in Michigan for the first time, you must meet the federal identification requirement by accurately entering your state issued ID number or sending a copy of a current and valid photo identification with your application.

The last day to register in any manner other than in person with the Clerk is 15 days prior to Election Day.

If you are registering 14 days prior to Election Day, through 8pm on Election Day, you must register to vote at the Clerk’s office. You must bring proof of residency with you when applying at the Clerk’s office during this registration period.

Links to Other Election Information
Photo ID Requirement
Michigan law requires that ALL voters show a picture ID. Even if election workers recognize the voter, ID is required. If the voter has no ID, or forgot to bring it to the polls, the voter must sign a brief form stating that they are not in possession of identification, and their votes are included with all others and counted on Election Day.

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, state, or local government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a an educational institution
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Interested Citizens - Boards and Commissions

Spring Lake Township is looking for interested citizens to serve on Boards and Commissions. If you are interested in a position, call Clerk Carolyn Boersma at 844-2101 or submit your application to Township Hall.


Boards & Commissions Application

Board and Commission Information