Cascade Charter Township
2865 Thornhills Avenue SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7192  
Phone: 616-949-1500  
Fax: 616-949-3918
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Election Information

VotingVote May 6

There will be an election for Cascade residents who live in the Caledonia School District on May 6.

Vote August 5 

Tom McDonald has been appointed to fill the Trustee position that was vacated by the resignation of Trustee Cindy Fox-Janes.   There will, however, be an election to fill the two remaining years of that term in the August Primary election.

Anyone interested in running must pick up a nominating petition at our Township office.  A candidate must be a registered and qualified elector of Cascade Township.  Filings for this position must be made by April 22, 2014.  Candidates are urged to file early. If the petition signatures are not acceptable and the approved number falls below the minimum required, you will be contacted to advise you of the shortfall.  If the number falls below the number required after the filing deadline, you will not be permitted an extension, and your name will not appear on the ballot. 

 Also, all candidates are required to have or create a Candidate Committee and file with the County Clerk within 20 days after becoming a candidate.  Candidates are responsible to contact the County Clerk
(632-7650) to determine what requirements you may be subject to regarding campaign finance.  This must be done prior to expending funds, advertising or placing signs in support of your campaign.

Voter Registration

You may register to vote at our Cascade Township Office which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily or the Kent County office or any Secretary of State office.

 Please be sure you are a registered voter in order to vote in the next election.

First-time voters: if you register by mail, you must vote in person.

 First-time voters can be issued an Absent Voter Ballot if their identity can be verified by appearing in person at the Cascade Township office or a Secretary of State office.

The last day to register to vote in the August Primary election is July 7.   Please be sure you are a registered voter and can participate on August 5th.   

Absent Voter Ballots will be available at the Cascade Township office beginning on June 21.

  I.D. Requirement

Please remember that beginning in 2008 the requirement for picture identification must be enforced by precinct workers.  If you do not present a piece of current I.D. with your picture, you will be required to fill out an affidavit, which we will provide at the precinct, attesting to your identity before you can vote.

 All voters vote in the same locations as they have in previous elections.   If you have any questions regarding the primary or upcoming elections, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (616) 949-1508.