Absentees are not issued through this office. The following is provided for your information only.
Please note: 2011 Act 227 prohibits a voter who has voted
and returned an absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on election day.
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day
may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18
years of age or older on election day and who has resided in the ward or municipality where he
or she wishes to vote for 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be
YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.
To receive an absentee ballot:
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to
you for the requested election date(s). Your written request must list your voting address within
the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent,
if different, and your signature. REMEMBER you must be registered at the address you are
requesting the absentee ballot for.
Please note: Absentee requests for ballots sent by mail must be accompanied by a copy of an
acceptable form of voter ID. Once you have sent the Municipal Clerk’s Office a photocopy of
your ID, you will not need to send copies with future requests. Please contact your municipal
clerk with any questions about the absentee process. Make sure your vote counts!
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely
confined at home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered
juror. If this applies to you, contact your municipal clerk.
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office and vote absentee.
NEW ABSENTEE VOTING DEADLINES:
BY MAIL: The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the
Thursday preceding the election. (For military, indefinitely confined electors and sequestered
jurors the deadline remains at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before an election).
IN PERSON: The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk’s office is 5:00
p.m. on the FRIDAY preceding the election. With the passage of the new Voter ID Law,
absentee voting in the clerk’s office is prohibited the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an
For further information on absentee voting visit the Government Accountability Website at: