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Absent Voter


Voting Absentee 

You may apply for an absentee ballot at the clerk's office by mail, fax or request an application by phone or e-mail. All ballots must be back to the clerk's office by 8:00 pm on Election Day. If you are over sixty and would like to be placed on a permanent list for an absentee ballot for all elections, please let us know. If you have registered to vote by mail, you will not be eligible for an absentee ballot until you have voted at the polls at least once.

Reasons for voting Absentee Ballot are as follows:

  • You are 60 years of age or older
  • You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another
  • You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion
  • You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside
  • You cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial

Notice Of Absent Voter Applications And Ballots

Applications for Absentee Voter Ballots for Elections will be available through the Michigan Secretary of State Vote web page, or through the City Clerks Office. You may either come in to the Office from 8:30 and 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday or call 313-928-1144 to receive an Absentee Voter Application by mail.  

You may register to vote or change your address in the following manner:

Visit the Michigan Secretary of State web site.

In Person

  • At the City Clerk’s Office, 15915 Southfield Road,  Allen Park or at the Office of the County Clerk during normal business hours. City of Allen Park  Business hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • At any Secretary of State Branch offices located throughout the state during normal business hours.
  • At specified agency for clients receiving services through the Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the Armed Forces.

By Mail 

By obtaining and completing a Mail Voter Registration Application and forwarding it to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.

A person who registers to vote by mail is required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the State of Michigan, are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.

Notice To Voters: New Voter Identification Requirements In Effect

Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for voter identification requirement)