Bass River Township is governed by a Commission Form of Government. Voters elect three (3) Commissioners. At-large, nonpartisan, every 4 years. The Mayor is elected by the Board of Commissioner at reorganization for a 4-year term. The Mayor presides over Board of Commissioners.
This three-member governing body is empowered to enact local ordinances, to levy municipal taxes and conduct the affairs of our community. Each Commissioner acts as department head with no single chief executive. In almost all cases, it can review and approve the actions of other Bass River Township committees and agencies. The Board of Commissioners conducts all of its business during monthly meetings open to the public.
All Legislative powers of the Township are exercised by the Board of Commissioners. These powers can take the form of a resolution, ordinance or proclamation.
All registered voters will receive a "Vote by Mail Ballot". Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd and received by November 10th. Ballots can be dropped off at secure ballot boxes, Board of Election Offices, or polling places by 8PM on November 3rd.
In person voting will take place at polling places between 6AM - 8PM on November 3rd. You will be provided a provisional paper ballot.