Applications and absentee ballots are available in the Township office for all elections. Voters must present a valid picture ID when applying for an absentee ballot at the Township office.
In accordance with State of Michigan law the following conditions must apply:
- Age 60 Years or older
- Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
- Expecting to be out of town on election day
- In jail waiting arraignment or trial
- Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
- Appointed to work as an election inspector
First time voters under 60 years of age who registered by mail may NOT obtain an absentee ballot but must vote at their polling location or apply in person at the Township office.
In lieu of filling out an application residents may request an absentee ballot in writing no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday prior to election. This request MUST include: reason, registered address and signature and mailing address if other than residence.
As we do not maintain a permanent absent voter list. Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballots must be requested for each election.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Clerk by election day.
Voters signature must appear on the absentee ballot return envelope and must match the signature on application.
A Power of Attorney signature is not valid.
In accordance with Michigan State Law absentee ballots can only be handed to the applicant or mailed.
Emergency absentee ballots must be requested after 2:00 p.m. the Saturday prior to the election and before 4:00 p.m. on election day. Emergency criteria applies.
If an absentee ballot has been requested, the voter cannot vote at the polls without first surrendering the ballot to the clerk.