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Absent Voter Information


Residents who wish to obtain an absentee ballot in person must show photo I.D.
Photo ID Requirement As a result of legislation enacted in 2012 (PA 523 of 2012), voters who obtain an absent voter ballot in person are also required to comply with the picture identification requirement. If a voter is not in possession of picture ID, they may sign the same Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification form that is used in the polls on Election Day. AV ballots from voters that obtain a ballot in person and do not provide picture identification and sign the affidavit form must be processed as a challnged ballot on Election Day.

Application Process Michigan law requires that a new application be completed for each election for which an absentee ballot is needed. To request an Application for Absent Voters Ballot Form, your options are as follows:

  • Visit the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 11111 Wayne Road  (Office hours M-F, 8am – 4pm)
  • Contact the Election’s Clerk at (734) 942-7540
  • Download a copy of the Application for Absent Voter Ballot Form.

The City Clerk's Office will be open on the Saturday prior to Election Day to accept and process Absent Voter Ballot Applications. Office hours are 8:00am to 2:00pm.   Permanent Absent Voter List If you are interested in receiving an Absent Voter Application for all future elections, please complete the Permanent Absent Voter Request Form and return it to the City Clerk's Office. Once your signature is received, your name will be recorded on a Permanent Absent Voter List to receive Absent Voter Applications for all future elections.   To obtain a Permanent Absent Voter Request Form click here.