With the upcoming election cycle just a few months away, it’s more important than ever to speak out and take action against injustice. Voting offers the ability for people to leverage their voices to elect leaders that have both their community and the country’s best interest at heart. Local and state officials have a widespread impact that can affect your everyday life and ultimately have the potential to lead the fight against injustice and advocate for systemic change.
Michigan voter information center
Local clerk info
Online absentee ballot request
Copy of the absentee ballot application
Absentee Voting Application Information and Deadlines
Ways to Apply
- Online: fill out an online absentee ballot request from the Michigan Secretary of State’s website. This is to be filled out and submitted no later than July 29th at 5 pm.
- Mail: If you would like to fill out an application by hand download and print a copy of the absentee ballot application. This application must be received by your local election clerk’s office no later than July 29th at 5 pm.
- In-Person: You can also go to your local election clerk’s office and fill out an application or return a completed form you downloaded from the internet. If you are already registered to vote at your current address, you can request a ballot in person up until August 1st at 4 pm for the primaries. You have until July 29th at 5 pm to request a ballot be mailed to you.
Returning Absentee Ballots
- You can return your absentee ballots by mail or in person. You can also return someone else’s ballot if they are an immediate family member, someone who lives in their household, a mail carrier, or an authorized election official. Election officials must receive ballots by August 2nd at 8 pm for the primary election.
- Mail: Make sure that you sign and seal your completed ballot and mail it to your local election clerk’s office. If you are returning your ballot within two weeks of Election Day, it is recommended that you fill out the application at your local election clerk’s office to avoid potential postal delays.
- In-Person: Once you have completed filling out your absentee ballot, you can drop it off at your local election clerk’s office. Local drop boxes will also be available for you to utilize once the locations for the 2022 elections are announced.
Visit the Michigan voter information center for more voting information.