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We are  excited to announce that after 20+ years the residents of Grand Traverse County will have new ballot scanning and vote tabulating equipment and software. 

New Election Equipment will be available for use by the citizens of Paradise Township in the 2018 Elections.  

Please view the videos below to see a preview of the equipment to be utilized in the polling locations.  The DS200 is the ballot scanner & vote tabulator and the ExpressVote is the ADA compliant voter assist technology. 


Identification requirements

Effective with the November 6, 2007 election, picture identification is required. Voters can satisfy this picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voter who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current.
* Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
* Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
* U.S. passport
* Military identification card with photo
* Student identification with photo-from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
* Tribal identification card with photo.

An affidavit has been developed for voters who do not possess picture identification to sign prior to voting.

Click here for more information regarding new election identification requirements.