Now that Michigan law has changed, voters can cast an absent voter ballot for any reason, in any election.
But first, you have to apply.
Clerk’s offices in the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills automatically mail out applications to voters who have asked to be placed on a permanent absent voter list. That happened earlier this month, but there’s still time to request and submit your application.
In Farmington, you may stop by the Clerk’s office, 23600 Liberty St. to pick up an application, call 248-474-5500, ext. 2218, to request one, or download and print the application from the city’s website: farmgov.com/City-Services/Forms-and-Permits/City-Clerk/AV-Application-2019.aspx
In Farmington Hills, pick up an application at the Clerk’s office, 31555 W. 11 MIle Rd., call 248-871-2410, or download and print the application from the city’s website: fhgov.com/Government/Departments-Divisions/City-Clerk/Elections-Voting-Information/Absent-Voter-Ballots/AbsentVoterApplication.aspx
To have a ballot mailed to you, you must get your completed application to your city clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.
You also may request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office until 4 p.m. on the Monday before an election. If you request an absent voter ballot on Monday, you must vote it in person at the clerk’s office.
If you haven’t registered to vote, you can do that at the same time that you request your absent voter ballot application.
To learn more about elections in Farmington, visit farmgov.com/City-Services/City-Clerk/Election-Information.aspx. In Farmington Hills, visit fhgov.com/Government/Departments-Divisions/City-Clerk/Elections-Voting-Information.aspx