Absentee Voting

Who is Eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot?

Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.


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. You may request 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 your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday 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.

If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but before 4 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot. Please contact the Clerk’s office for more information about emergency absent voter ballots.