HOW DO I OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:
To obtain an absentee ballot you must submit a written request to the Clerk's Office for every election you want to vote by absentee.
Click here to obtain an absentee ballot.
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.
To receive the form for each election cycle automatically, contact the Elections Coordinator at: 248-651-4440 ext. 203.
QUALIFICATIONS TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:
- 60 years of age or older.
- Expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
- Physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
- Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of my religion.
- Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct other that the precinct where I reside.
- Cannot attend the polls due to jail confinement awaiting arraignment or trial.
STATUS OF MY BALLOT:
Check the status of your ballot here.
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.