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Absent Voter Ballots

 
New Legislation Passed Removing Instructions from the Ballot
In May, Governor Snyder signed election-related legislation that eliminates the requirement to have instructions printed on the ballot.  Click here to read the Ballot Press Release.

NEW ELECTION LAW REQUIREMENTS

Effective March 28, 2013, Photo ID requirements for In-Person Voter Registration and In-Person Absent Voter Ballot Issuance:

  • Requires in-person voter registration applicants to provide photo identification. Mail-in voter registration applications are not subject to this new ID requirement.
  • Requires a voter who obtains an Absent Voter Ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office to present Photo ID.

If a person does not present Photo ID when registering to vote in person at their local City Clerk’s Office, County Clerk’s Office or any Secretary of State branch office and/or when obtaining an Absent Voter Ballot in person at their local Clerk’s Office, they will be required to sign an Affidavit of Person not in Possession of Photo ID. (PA 523 of 2012).

Upcoming Election Information

August 5, 2014 & November 4, 2014

This document is available to view in PDF format. Absent Voter Ballot - Farmington Public Schools
This document is available to view in PDF format. Absent Voter Ballot - Walled Lake Schools
This document is available to view in PDF format. Absent Voter Ballot - Clarenceville Schools

General Information

Absent Voter Ballots are ballots that electors can receive and vote prior to Election Day as long as they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Voter is 60 years of age or older
  • Voter is physically unable to attend the polls with assistance from another
  • Voter is an appointed Precinct Worker in a precinct other than where they reside
  • Voter expects to be absent from the community in which they are registered for the entire the entire time the polls are open on Election Day
  • Voter cannot attend the polls due the tenets of their religion
  • Voter cannot attend the polls as they are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial

Absent voter ballot applications will be mailed by the City Clerk’s Office approximately two months prior to an Election to all persons who have requested to be placed on our permanent absent voter list.

Please note that in even year Elections when there is an August Primary and November General Election, only one absent voter application is mailed whereby voters can request a ballot for both Elections if eligible.

If you wish to be placed on our permanent list, please call our office at (248) 871-2416 or email us. If you have already done so, you will automatically receive an application for each future Election. Eligibility requirements apply for all voters for each Election.

 

 

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