EARLY VOTING:  Beginning 45 days before the election you can vote early in person or apply for an absentee ballot at your Township Clerk's office. You can register, apply for an absentee ballot, and vote that ballot during the same visit!  Early voting continues until 4pm the day before the Election.

Township Clerk offices must be open for at least 8 hours the weekend before the Election to allow for registration and absentee voting 

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ABSENTEE VOTING:  Any Michigan voter may vote absentee in any Michigan or federal election -- you don't need a reason.   Use the links below to request an absentee ballot:


Submit your application in-person or by mail to your Township Clerk's office.

After receiving your absentee ballot, you have until 8pm on Election Day to complete and return the ballot to your clerk's office.

Emergency Absentee Ballot:  If you have an emergency that prevents you from going to the polls you may request an emergency absentee ballot. Requests must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee ballots has passed, but before 4pm on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time in which it made it impossible to get to the polls.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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