Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason. To vote by absent voter ballot, the voter must first return a completed absent voter ballot application to the township. The township maintains an Automatic Application List (previously known as a permanent absent voter list) of individuals who are automatically mailed an application prior to each election. If you would like to be added to that list, please contact the Township Clerk's Office. Once a completed application is returned, a ballot is mailed to the voter at their registered home address. If you would like to receive your ballot at another address, you must include that information on the application. Absentee ballots will not be forwarded by the USPS. The day before the election, you may receive and vote your absent voter ballot at the Township Clerk's Office up until 4pm.
Absent voter ballots are opened on Election Day by the election inspectors and tabulated in the same machines used for ballots of in-person voters. All absent voter ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.
Military and Overseas Voters
Members of the military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote or request an absentee voter ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application. Use of this form assists us in making sure these voters receive absentee voting materials in a timely manner. The application is valid for one calendar year. .