Absentee Voter Information
Voters must submit a signed application(see below for alternative option) for each election to receive an absentee ballot. Click here to get an absentee ballot.
PERMANENT BALLOT REQUESTS Any registered voter can now request to automatically receive a ballot for every election. To join the list, fill out an Absent Voter Ballot Application; or at the City Clerk’s office—and check the box that says “Automatically send me an absent voter ballot for each future election for which I’m eligible.” Voters on the Permanent Application List will have the chance to check this box when they receive their applications in the mail. Things to note: • Ballots do not get forwarded. This list may not be appropriate for college students whose locations change between elections and for voters who travel frequently. • Voters on this list should provide contact information that the Clerk’s Office uses only in the instance of an issue (signature errors, ballots returned by Postal Service, etc.). • Voters should expect to inform the Clerk’s Office of any temporary address changes as soon as possible to ensure minimal delays in the ballot destination. IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION EARLY VOTING All registered voters in Michigan will have the opportunity to participate in Early Voting. Through an agreement with Washtenaw County, a regional facility and a central county facility have been provided for our voters. Early Voting is available for 9 days before every election except the Monday before. Hours for all locations are Sunday through Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm and Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm. 2 locations are available for Early Voting: Washtenaw County central location and Sylvan Township Hall; 18027 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118.
Return an Absentee Ballot
Absentee ballots must be at the Clerk's Office by 8 p.m. on election day.
Spoil your Absentee Ballot
The State of Michigan requires ballots to be spoiled in writing. Use the following steps to do so.
Track Your Ballot
Voters can track if their ballot has been received here.