If you would like to avoid the long lines expected at the Polls for November 8th’s General Election and one of the reasons on the following list applies to you, you may vote by Absentee Ballot by mailing or dropping off an application for Absent Voter’s Ballot to your Township Clerk’s office.
- 60 years of age or older
- physically unable to attend the polls without assistance
- appoint election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where I reside
- expect to be absent from the community in which I am registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
- cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of my religion
- cannot attend the polls because I am confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial
Absent Voter ballots are tabulated on election day and added to the jurisdiction’s total votes. The ballots are available to be sent out towards the end of September. Find a link to an application here: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf
or pick one up from your local clerk’s office.