When is the absent voter ballot due?

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.

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1. Is there a fee to get documents notarized?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a public record?
4. Who qualifies for an absent voter ballot?
5. How do I get an absent voter ballot?
6. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
7. What hours are the polls open on Election Day?
8. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
9. Does Michigan Allow Early Voting?
10. How does the voter ID requirement affect me if I vote with an absent voter ballot?
11. What is the Voter ID Requirement?
12. How do I determine where I go to vote?
13. How can I learn about the candidates and proposals in my area?
14. Can I use a camera in the polls?
15. If I register to vote by mail, do I need to be aware of any special requirements?
16. Must I vote the entire ballot?
17. Can I wear election-related clothing to the polls?
18. When is the absent voter ballot due?
19. When is the agenda for the upcoming commissions meeting available?
20. How do I get an item on the agenda?
21. How do I participate in the public comment portion of the City Commission meeting?
22. How do I direct correspondence to the City Commission?