Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballot requests:
An absentee ballot may be obtained anytime at City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
On the Saturday or Monday before Election Day they may also be obtained until 4:00 p.m. In this case all ballots must be voted at City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office. All Absentee ballots must be received at the clerk’s office no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

  • A separate Absentee ballot request must be submitted for each election.

If you would like the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 5:00pm the Friday before the election. Make your request early to allow for delivery time.

An Absentee ballot request can also be obtained online at the Michigan Secretary of State’s Website.

Emergency Absentee Ballots
You may be eligible for an emergency Absentee ballot if a family death or illness requires you to leave your community on Election Day, or you are unable to attend the polls because of personal illness or accident.

The emergency must have occurred late enough that you could not file a regular Absentee ballot request. Have someone deliver your written request for an emergency Absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

To be counted emergency ballots must be returned on Election Day to either City Hall or the Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Merchants Building by 8:00 p.m.