Absentee Ballots are available for all elections. The State of Michigan does require that a completed and signed Absentee Ballot Application be received by the local clerk for each election. All registered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Access an absentee ballot application. A few items to note regarding Absentee Ballot Applications and Absentee Ballots:
In order to have a ballot mailed to you, an absentee ballot application must be received in the Clerk's Office by 5 pm the Friday before the election. You may still obtain a ballot in person at the Clerk's office on the Monday before the election. The ballot must be voted in the office. By law, it is not permitted to leave the premises. In addition, the Clerk's Office is required to host office hours the weekend before an election. These weekend hours are posted at the township hall and on the website.
Power of Attorney does not apply to voting. Only the voter themselves may sign an application requesting a ballot. In addition, only the voter may sign the ballot envelope.
Michigan Election Law states that un-voted Absentee Ballots may only be issued to the voter either in person or by mail. Regardless of the circumstance, ballots may not be given to a spouse or any other person on behalf of the voter.
Ballots will not be forwarded by the United States Postal Service. Please be sure that the address is correct on your application.
Ballots must be returned to the Clerk's Office by the close of polls (8 pm) on Election Day in order to be processed.