Are you registered to vote?
Who is eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot?
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing
and can be submitted to your city or township clerk.
For assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk, see Michigan.gov/Vote
You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk's office.
Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as a signature is visible.
Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. If you’re already registered at your current address, you can pick up an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election. If you’re registering to vote or updating your address by appearing at your clerk’s office on Election Day, you can request an absent voter ballot at the same time you register.
Quick links to an absentee ballot application:
City of Rochester Absentee Ballot Application
City of Rochester Hills Absentee Ballot Application