If I cannot make it to the polls on November 5, 2019, what are my options for absentee voting?
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal in November 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason. In addition, any registered voter can be on the Permanent Absentee Voter list and receive the application in the mail automatically before each election. Applications must be completed and returned in order to receive a ballot.
The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5pm on Friday, November 1st, and in person on Tuesday, November 5th at your clerk’s office. Your clerk’s office is also open on the Saturday before election day (check office for hours).
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available:
- Online at michigan.gov/vote
- In your school building offices
- At your local clerk’s office
Note: Once election ballots are available in the clerk’s office, you can walk into your local clerk’s office, receive an absentee application, fill it out, and immediately be given your ballot to cast your vote.