Request an absent voter ballot for August and November 2020
So that we may best serve you, we recommend ballot applications NOT be returned by emailing a photo. Though application instructions permit the return of your application by emailing a photo, it is not encouraged. The images are often received or print in poor quality, are blurry, are incorrectly sized, and required information is distorted. Your information must be clear upon printing. In these instances, we will attempt to contact you so you can resubmit your application in a viable format. Photos sent without text in the subject line can be caught by security software, and may not be seen or processed. If you would like to return your application by email, we recommend you send it as a full-size pdf or jpg attachment (not in the body of the email; pdf is preferred) and include "AV application" in the subject line.
Track your absent voter application and/or ballot
Our office is working diligently to process the large volume of absent voter ballot requests we have received. Your patience is appreciated while we process each request. If your information isn't available on the first try, please wait a day and try again before calling our office.
Individuals on the Automatic Application List (also known as the Permanent Absent Voter List) were mailed a ballot application covering both the August and November elections. Voters should expect to receive multiple applications because various third-party groups, including the Michigan Secretary of State, have also mailed out absent voter ballot applications to registered voters. You must return one completed application (any one) for each election in which you would like to receive a ballot. Only one ballot will be sent per election, even if a voter returns multiple applications. After our office receives a completed application, a ballot will be mailed to your registered home address when they become available. Need your ballot mailed to a different address, including a P.O. Box or snowbird address? No problem! Simply provide that address in the space indicated on the application.
I received an absent voter application for an individual who is deceased or no longer lives at this address. What should I do?
You are not required to vote by absent voter ballot; you may cast your ballot in the polling place on Election Day from 7am - 8pm.