Absentee Voting

Who is Eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot?

A registered voter may obtain an absent voter ballot if they are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Download an Absent Voter Ballot Application

Military and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting

Requesting an Absent Voter Ballot

Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the Clerk’s office. Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons stated above and your signature. You may submit your request for an absent voter ballot either by mail, e-mail, fax or in-person. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the Clerk’s office no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.

Mail to: Chesterfield Township
            Attn: Clerk's Office
            47275 Sugarbush
            Chesterfield, MI  48047

Fax: (586) 949-3252

E-mail: clerkoffice@chesterfieldtwp.org

Requests for absent voter ballots are processed immediately. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.

After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. 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 the clerk's office.