HOW DO I OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:
To obtain an absentee ballot you must submit a completed Absent Voter Ballot Application and return it to the Clerk's Office for every election you want to vote by absentee or you can request to be added to the Permanent Absent Voter List and an Absent Voter Ballot Application will be automatically mailed to you for each election.
Click here for an application to obtain an absentee ballot (Absent Voter Ballot Application)
Your signature must appear on the application for absent voter ballot. Only the requester may sign the application. Election law does not allow for anyone other that the registered voter to sign the application.
You can submit it in any one of the following methods:
OPTION 1:Scan or take a photo of the form that clearly shows your signature and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPTION 2: Mail or drop-off the form at the Township Offices at 4393 Collins Rd, Rochester, MI 48306
To receive the form/application for each election cycle automatically, contact the Clerk's Department at: 248-651-4440 ext. 203, ext 210 or ext. 228 or email email@example.com and request to be put on the permanent list.
QUALIFICATIONS TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
Check your voter registration at the Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.gov/Vote
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS:
Voters who request an absent voter ballot in person are required to comply with the picture identification requirement. If a voter is not in possession of picture ID, they may sign an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification form that is also used at the precincts on Election Day.
Use of a Signature Stamp - Public Act 79 of 2014. Sec. 755a. "If an elector is unable to write, or sign his or her name on an election document because of a physical disability, the elector may execute the election document where a signature is required either by making his or her mark or by using a signature stamp." To read more on Public Act 79 click here.