Michigan

www.michigan.gov/elections

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary August 5, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration July 7, 2014 October 6, 2014
Ballot Request August 2, 2014 November 1, 2014
Ballot Return 8 PM, August 5, 2014 8 PM, November 4, 2014

These are not mailing deadlines. Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows election officials to identify you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

No.

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email or fax.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for one calendar year. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every year.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

Fill out and return an FPCA to your local election office. A written request or use of the Michigan absent voter application is also acceptable.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail.

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use the FWAB you must be registered and have previously requested your absentee ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal general, special and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices and local ballot questions.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

A U.S. overseas citizen who is 18 years old, not registered to vote anywhere else in the U.S. and who is an eligible family member of a Michigan resident to register and vote in Michigan elections even though they have never established Michigan residency.

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

No.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

The Michigan Voter Information Center https://www.michigan.gov/vote will allow you to check your registration and absent voter ballot status as well as view a sample ballot.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections conducted during the calendar year in which it is submitted.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

Not required.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

Date of birth.

Your valid Michigan Driver's License number, Personal Identification Card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, the State will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Michigan allows you to receive the absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Michigan voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the city or township where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you currently live.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting
this application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

Michigan allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax.

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Many addresses can be found at the end of this section and a complete list is available at www.michigan.gov/vote.

If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Contact information available at www.michigan.gov/vote.

If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at www.michigan.gov/vote. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Michigan's voter registration verification website at www.michigan.gov/vote.

Other ballot request methods

Ballot request by letter

You may submit a signed letter to your local election office to request a ballot. The letter must include your printed name and signature, voting residence address, address to which the absentee ballot should be sent and the date of the election.

Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.

Michigan allows a U.S. overseas citizen who is 18 years old, not registered to vote anywhere else in the U.S. and who is an eligible family member of a Michigan resident to register and vote in Michigan elections even though they have never established Michigan residency.

Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls (8 pm) on Election Day.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

Voted ballots (including the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot) must be returned by mail.

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal
Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at www.michigan.gov/vote.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Michigan allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in Federal general, special, and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices and local ballot questions. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Michigan does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration box.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

Date of birth.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Not required.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Michigan voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the city or township where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

Vote your FWAB

To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.michigan.gov/vote. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. For a State or local non-partisan office, write in the candidate's name and office. To cast a vote for a State or local proposal, identify the proposal and indicate a "Yes" or "No" vote. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

Insert the sealed security envelope and the voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Alcona County Alcona County Clerk
106 5th Street
Harrisville, MI 48740-0308
Phone: 989-724-9410 Fax: 989-724-9419
Alger County Alger County Clerk
101 Court St.
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: 906-387-2076 Fax: 906-387-2156
Allegan County Allegan County Clerk
113 Chestnut St
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: 269-673-0450 Fax: 269-673-0298
Alpena County Alpena County Clerk
720 West Chisholm
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989-354-9520 Fax: 989-354-9644
Antrim County Antrim County Clerk
P O Box 520
Bellaire, MI 49615-0520
Phone: 231-533-6353 Fax: 231-533-6935
Arenac County Arenac County Clerk
120 N Grove
Standish, MI 48658-0747
Phone: 989-846-4626 Fax: 989-846-9194
Baraga County Baraga County Clerk Clerk
16 N. Third St.
Lanse, MI 49946
Phone: 906-524-6183 Fax: 906-524-6186
Barry County Barry County Clerk Clerk
220 W State St
Hastings, MI 49058
Phone: 269-945-1285 Fax: 269-945-0209
Bay County Bay County Clerk Clerk
515 Center Ave Suite 101
Bay City, MI 48708-4280
Phone: 989-895-4280
Benzie County Benzie County Clerk Clerk
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: 231-882-9671 Fax: 231-882-5941
Berrien County Berrien County Clerk Clerk
Berrien County Courthouse
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269-983-7111 x8368 Fax: 269-982-8642
Branch County Branch County Clerk Clerk
31 Division St
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: 517-279-4306 Fax: 517-278-5627
Calhoun County Calhoun County Clerk Clerk
315 W. Green Street
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: 269-781-0988 Fax: 269-781-0720
Cass County Cass County Clerk Clerk
120 N Broadway Po Box 355
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: 269-445-4464 Fax: 269-445-4406
Charlevoix County Charlevoix County Clerk Clerk
203 Antrim Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-547-7200 x12 Fax: 231-547-7217
Cheboygan County Cheboygan County Clerk Clerk
870 S Main St
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Phone: 231-627-8808 Fax: 231-627-8453
Chippewa County Chippewa County Clerk Clerk
319 Court Street
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-635-6300 Fax: 906-635-6851
Clare County Clare County Clerk Clerk
225 W Main Street
Harrison, MI 48625-0438
Phone: 989-539-7131 Fax: 989-539-6616
Clinton County Clinton County Clerk Clerk
100 E. State St. Ste 2600
St Johns, MI 48879
Phone: 989-224-5140 x4 Fax: 989-227-6473
Crawford County Crawford County Clerk Clerk
200 W Michigan
Grayling, MI 49738-1798
Phone: 989-344-3200 Fax: 989-344-3223
Delta County Delta County Clerk Clerk
310 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829-4057
Phone: 906-789-5105 Fax: 906-789-5196
Dickinson County Dickinson County Clerk
705 S Stephenson
Iron Mountain, MI 49801-0609
Phone: 906-774-0988 Fax: 906-774-4660
Eaton County Eaton County Clerk
1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: 517-543-2426 x4 Fax: 517-541-0666
Emmet County Emmet County Clerk
200 Division St
Petoskey, MI 49770-2444
Phone: 231-348-1744 Fax: 231-348-0633
Genesee County Genesee County Clerk
Genesee County Courthouse
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-257-3224
Gladwin County Gladwin County Clerk
401 W Cedar Ave
Gladwin, MI 48624
Phone: 989-426-7351 Fax: 989-426-6917
Gogebic County Gogebic County Clerk
200 N Moore
Bessemer, MI 49911-1052
Phone: 906-663-4518 Fax: 906-663-4660
Grand Traverse County Grand Traverse County Clerk
400 Boardman
Traverse City, MI 49684-2577
Phone: 231-922-4760 Fax: 231-922-4658
Gratiot County Gratiot County Clerk
214 E. Center Street
Ithaca, MI 48847
Phone: 989-875-5215 Fax: 989-875-5254
Hillsdale County Hillsdale County Clerk
Courthouse, Room #1
Hillsdale, MI 49242-1698
Phone: 517-437-3391 x117 Fax: 517-437-3392
Houghton County Houghton County Clerk
401 E Houghton Ave
Houghton, MI 49931-2099
Phone: 906-482-1150 Fax: 906-483-0364
Huron County Huron County Clerk
250 E Huron Ave - Room 201
Bad Axe, MI 48413-1386
Phone: 989-269-9942 Fax: 989-269-6160
Ingham County Ingham County Clerk
Courthouse
Mason, MI 48854-0179
Phone: 517-676-7204 Fax: 517-676-7254
Ionia County Ionia County Clerk
County Building
Ionia, MI 48846
Phone: 616-527-5322 Fax: 616-527-8201
Iosco County Iosco County Clerk
County Building
Tawas City, MI 48764-0838
Phone: 989-362-3497 Fax: 989-984-1012
Iron County Iron County Clerk
2 S 6th St
Crystal Falls, MI 49920-1495
Phone: 906-875-3221 Fax: 906-875-6775
Isabella County Isabella County Clerk
200 N Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-772-0911 x205 Fax: 989-772-6347
Jackson County Jackson County Clerk
312 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201-1315
Phone: 517-768-6762 Fax: 517-788-4601
Kalamazoo County Kalamazoo County Clerk
201 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3777
Phone: 269-384-8141 Fax: 269-384-8143
Kalkaska County Kalkaska County Clerk
605 N Birch St
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Phone: 231-258-3300 Fax: 231-258-3337
Kent County Kent County Clerk
300 Monroe Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2288
Phone: 616-632-7650 Fax: 616-632-7655
Keweenaw County Keweenaw County Clerk
5095 4th
Eagle River, MI 49950-9624
Phone: 906-337-2229 Fax: 906-337-2795
Lake County Lake County Clerk
800 10th St - Suite 200
Baldwin, MI 49304
Phone: 231-745-4641 Fax: 231-745-2241
Lapeer County Lapeer County Clerk
255 Clay St
Lapeer, MI 48446-2298
Phone: 810-245-4863 Fax: 810-667-0362
Leelanau County Leelanau County Clerk
County Building
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: 231-256-9824 Fax: 231-256-8295
Lenawee County Lenawee County Clerk
425 N Main St
Adrian, MI 49221-2198
Phone: 517-264-4606 Fax: 517-264-4533
Livingston County Livingston County Clerk
200 E Grand River
Howell, MI 48843-2399
Phone: 517-546-8177 Fax: 517-546-4354
Luce County Luce County Clerk
407 W Harrie St
Newberry, MI 49868-1299
Phone: 906-293-5521 Fax: 906-293-5553
Mackinac County Mackinac County Clerk
100 S Marley St - Room 10
St Ignace, MI 49781-1491
Phone: 906-643-7301 Fax: 906-643-7302
Macomb County Macomb County Clerk
40 N Main St
Mount Clemens, MI 48043-5661
Phone: 586-469-5209 Fax: 586-469-6927
Manistee County Manistee County Clerk
415 Third Street
Manistee, MI 49660-1606
Phone: 231-723-3331 Fax: 231-723-1492
Marquette County Marquette County Clerk
234 W Baraga Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-225-8330 Fax: 906-228-1572
Mason County Mason County Clerk
304 E Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431-2121
Phone: 231-843-8202 Fax: 231-843-1972
Mecosta County Mecosta County Clerk
400 Elm St
Big Rapids, MI 49307-1849
Phone: 231-592-0787 Fax: 231-592-0193
Menominee County Menominee County Clerk
839 10th Ave
Menominee, MI 49858-3000
Phone: 906-863-9968 Fax: 906-863-5819
Midland County Midland County Clerk
220 W Ellsworth St
Midland, MI 48640-5194
Phone: 989-832-6739 Fax: 989-832-6680
Missaukee County Missaukee County Clerk
Po Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651-0800
Phone: 231-839-4967 Fax: 231-839-3684
Monroe County Monroe County Clerk
106 E First St
Monroe, MI 48161-2185
Phone: 734-240-7020 Fax: 734-240-7045
Montcalm County Montcalm County Clerk
211 W Main St
Stanton, MI 48888-0368
Phone: 989-831-7339 Fax: 989-831-7474
Montmorency County Montmorency County Clerk
P O Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709-0789
Phone: 989-785-8022 Fax: 989-785-8023
Muskegon County Muskegon County Clerk
County Building
Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: 231-724-6221 Fax: 231-724-6262
Newaygo County Newaygo County Clerk
1087 Newell
White Cloud, MI 49349-0885
Phone: 231-689-7235 Fax: 231-689-7241
Oakland County Oakland County Clerk
Oakland County Clerk Register Of Deeds
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-858-0560 Fax: 248-858-1533
Oceana County Oceana County Clerk
100 State Street - Suite 1
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: 231-873-4328 Fax: 231-873-1391
Ogemaw County Ogemaw County Clerk
806 W Houghton Ave, Room 101
West Branch, MI 48661-1215
Phone: 989-345-0215 Fax: 989-345-7223
Ontonagon County Ontonagon County Clerk
725 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone: 906-884-2794 Fax: 906-884-6796
Osceola County Osceola County Clerk
301 W Upton
Reed City, MI 49677-1149
Phone: 231-832-3261 Fax: 231-832-6149
Oscoda County Oscoda County Clerk
311 Morenci Ave.
Mio, MI 48647-0399
Phone: 989-826-1110 Fax: 989-826-1136
Otsego County Otsego County Clerk
225 W Main St
Gaylord, MI 49735-1393
Phone: 989-731-7504 Fax: 989-731-7519
Ottawa County Ottawa County Clerk
12220 Fillmore St Room 130
West Olive, MI 49460
Phone: 616-846-8310 Fax: 616-846-8138
Presque Isle County Presque Isle County Clerk
Po Box 110
Rogers City, MI 49779
Phone: 989-734-3288 Fax: 989-734-7635
Roscommon County Roscommon County Clerk
500 Lake St
Roscommon, MI 48653
Phone: 989-275-5923 Fax: 989-275-8640
Saginaw County Saginaw County Clerk
111 S Michigan
Saginaw, MI 48602-2086
Phone: 989-790-5251 Fax: 989-790-5254
Sanilac County Sanilac County Clerk
60 W Sanilac
Sandusky, MI 48471-1094
Phone: 810-648-3212 x4 Fax: 810-648-5466
Schoolcraft County Schoolcraft County Clerk
300 Walnut Street
Manistique, MI 49854-1487
Phone: 906-341-3618 Fax: 906-341-5680
Shiawassee County Shiawassee County Clerk
208 N Shiawassee St
Corunna, MI 48817-1491
Phone: 989-743-2242 Fax: 989-743-2241
St. Clair County St. Clair County Clerk
201 McMorran Blvd - Room 1100
Port Huron, MI 48060-4082
Phone: 810-985-2200 Fax: 810-985-2241
St. Joseph County St. Joseph County Clerk
125 W Main St
Centreville, MI 49032-0189
Phone: 269-467-5603 Fax: 269-467-5628
Tuscola County Tuscola County Clerk
440 N State St
Caro, MI 48723-1592
Phone: 989-672-3780 Fax: 989-672-4266
Van Buren County Van Buren County Clerk
212 E Paw Paw Suite 101
Paw Paw, MI 49079-1496
Phone: 269-657-8218 x6 Fax: 269-657-8298
Washtenaw County Washtenaw County Clerk
200 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-222-6730 Fax: 734-222-6528
Wayne County Wayne County Clerk
2 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226-3463
Phone: 313-224-6262 Fax: 313-224-5364
Wexford County Wexford County Clerk
437 E. Division Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: 231-779-9450 Fax: 231-779-0447

Local election offices for city

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

City Mailing Address
Ann Arbor, City of (Washtenaw County) Ann Arbor City Clerk
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8647
Phone: 734-794-6140 Fax: 734-994-8296
Battle Creek, City of (Calhoun County) Battle Creek City Clerk
10 N. Division Street, Room 111
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-966-3348 Fax: 269-966-3555
Bay City, City of (Bay County) Bay City City Clerk
301 Washington Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989-894-8169 Fax: 989-894-0704
Dearborn Heights, City of (Wayne County) Dearborn Heights City Clerk
6045 Fenton Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Phone: 313-791-3430 Fax: 313-791-3401
Dearborn, City of (Wayne County) Dearborn City Clerk
13615 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313-943-2010 Fax: 313-943-2011
Detroit, City of (Wayne County) Detroit City Clerk
2978 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202-3069
Phone: 313-224-3260 Fax: 313-224-1466
East Lansing, City of (Ingham County) East Lansing City Clerk
410 Abbot Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823-3388
Phone: 517-319-6914 Fax: 517-337-1607
Farmington Hills, City of (Oakland County) Farmington Hills City Clerk
City Hall
Farmington Hills, MI 48336-1165
Phone: 248-871-2420 Fax: 248-871-2411
Flint, City of (Genesee County) Flint City Clerk
1101 S. Saginaw St
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-766-7414 Fax: 810-766-7404
Grand Rapids, City of (Kent County) Grand Rapids City Clerk
300 Monroe Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-456-3010 Fax: 616-456-4607
Kalamazoo, City of (Kalamazoo County) Kalamazoo City Clerk
241 W South St Rm 104
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-337-8793 Fax: 269-337-8494
Lansing, City of (Ingham County) Lansing City Clerk
124 W Michigan Ave, 9th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933-1695
Phone: 517-483-4133 Fax: 517-377-0068
Lincoln Park, City of (Wayne County) Lincoln Park City Clerk
1355 Southfield Rd.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone: 313-386-1800 x247 Fax: 313-386-3108
Livonia, City of (Wayne County) Livonia City Clerk
33000 Civic Center Drive
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734-466-2233 Fax: 734-421-1147
Pontiac, City of (Oakland County) Pontiac City Clerk
47450 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-758-3006 Fax: 248-758-3160
Roseville, City of (Macomb County) Roseville City Clerk
Po Box 290
Roseville, MI 48066
Phone: 586-445-5443 Fax: 586-445-5402
Royal Oak, City of (Oakland County) Royal Oak City Clerk
211 Williams Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-246-3050 Fax: 248-246-3001
Saginaw, City of (Saginaw County) Saginaw City Clerk
1315 S Washington Ave - Room 102
Saginaw, MI 48601
Phone: 989-759-1480 Fax: 989-759-1447
Southfield, City of (Oakland County) Southfield City Clerk
26000 Evergreen Rd
Southfield, MI 48037-2055
Phone: 248-796-5150 Fax: 248-796-5155
St. Clair Shores, City of (Macomb County) St. Clair Shores City Clerk
27600 Jefferson Circle Drive
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Phone: 586-447-3303 Fax: 586-445-0469
Sterling Heights, City of (Macomb County) Sterling Heights City Clerk
40555 Utica Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48311-8009
Phone: 586-446-2420 Fax: 586-276-4077
Taylor, City of (Wayne County) Taylor City Clerk
23555 Goddard
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: 734-374-1474 Fax: 734-374-1343
Troy, City of (Oakland County) Troy City Clerk
500 W Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084-5285
Phone: 248-524-3316 Fax: 248-524-1770
Warren, City of (Macomb County) Warren City Clerk
One City Square - Suite 205
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 586-574-4557 Fax: 586-574-4556
Westland, City of (Wayne County) Westland City Clerk
36601 Ford Rd.
Westland, MI 48185
Phone: 734-467-3185 Fax: 734-721-1377
Wyoming, City of (Kent County) Wyoming City Clerk
1155 28th Street Sw
Wyoming, MI 49509-0905
Phone: 616-530-7296 Fax: 616-530-7200