All registered voters in Michigan can now vote before Election Day using what’s called an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason. You can vote by absentee ballot through the mail, without leaving your home. You can also go to your city or township clerk’s office or drop box to return your absentee ballot.
Application deadline: Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021. It is advised that voters submit their absentee ballot application much earlier than this date to avoid the potential for mailing delays. If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election, this ballot must be completed at the clerk’s office.
An application for an absentee ballot was mailed to every registered voter in Michigan. If you did not receive one or cannot find it, you can:
Call your city or township clerk and ask that an application be mailed to you
Download an application to return by mail or in person to your local clerk or township
Registered voters with a Michigan ID also can request an absentee ballot online through our absentee voter request form before October 30.
Mail Us Your Ballot Application
Mail your completed absent voter ballot application to:
City of Eastpointe 23200 Gratiot Ave Eastpointe, Michigan 48021 Office hours: M-Th 8am to 4:30pm Drop Box built into brick wall, left of main entry doors at parking lot
Voters can also drop off their application in person at their township or city clerk’s office by October 29, 5pm.
Applications sent by mail must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021. Make your request early to allow for delivery time.
Complete and Send in Your Ballot
Your completed absentee ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 2nd, 2021. You can return your ballots by mail or by placing it in a drop box. Drop Box built into brick wall, left of City Hall main entry doors at parking lot.
Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope.
Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk’s office.