NO REASON ABSENTEE:
In November 2018, Proposal 3 passed and now all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
VOTE ABSENTEE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION:
If you wish to vote absentee for the upcoming election, please fill out the application in the link attached and return it to the clerk's department or you may stop in to the office and receive one as well. Absentee Voter Application. You may also request an absentee ballot by a signed letter or postcard. Requests to have an absentee voter ballot MAILED to you must be received by our Clerk's Department no later that 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. Deadline to pick up your absentee ballot is 4:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the election.
Once your request is received by the Clerk's Department, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.
After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to the clerk's office.
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed (4 p.m. the Monday before the election) but before 4 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot. Please contact the Clerk Christina Achterhoff or Deputy Clerk Molly Joslyn at (231) 744-2454 for more information about emergency absent voter ballots.
Above information was gathered from www.michigan.gov/sos.
PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER LIST:
You may request to be added to our Permanent Absentee Voter List by contacting the Clerk's Department by e-mailing Deputy Clerk Molly Joslyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (231) 744-2454.
- If you are on our Permanent Absentee Voter List an application will be mailed to you around 75 days before every election.
- You must fill out the application for EVERY election you wish to receive an absentee ballot for.
- If you wish to vote in person for that particular election or not vote in that election just disregard that application.
- Once the application is received by the clerk's department, your ballot will be mailed to you when it becomes available.