All eligible and registered voters in Michigan may request an absent voter ballot without declaring a reason. To vote by absent voter ballot, law requires the voter must first return a completed absent voter ballot application to the township for each election. 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.
Voters can track the status of their absent voter application and ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center.
Note: Voters returning their application after 5pm the Friday before an election should do so in person at the Township Clerk's Office; a ballot will be issued to you in person up until 4pm the Monday before the election.
All absent voter ballots are processed on Election Day by the election inspectors and tabulated in the same machines used for ballots of in-person voters. Absent voter ballots must be signed and received by 8pm on Election Day.
Automatic Application List
The township maintains an Automatic Application List (also known as a permanent absent voter list) of individuals who are automatically mailed an application prior to each election. You can add your name to the list online through the Michigan Voter Information Center or by returning a completed request form to us.
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.