After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 pm on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the City 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 your clerk's office.
Requesting an Emergency Absentee Ballot
You may make an "emergency" request for an absentee ballot if you cannot attend the polls because of:
- Personal injury or illness
- A family death or illness that requires you to leave your community for the entire time the polls are open on election day
The emergency must have occurred after 5 pm on Friday prior to the election. If you are requesting an emergency absentee ballot, you may have someone deliver your written request for the ballot to your city or township clerk's office before 4 pm on Election Day.
Emergency ballots must be returned to the clerk's office by 8 pm on Election Day.