Absent Voter Ballots

 
Absent Voter Ballot Application
This Absent Voter Ballot Application is valid only for the election indicated on the application.   State Law requires you to complete and return a new application for each election. 

Absent Voter Ballot Application (application will be posted about 75 days prior to the next election)

Complete, sign, and return this application to receive an Absent Voter ballot.  Generally, AV ballots are mailed within 24 hours of receiving your application.  
Absent Voter Ballots for Military and Overseas Civilian/Citizen Voters

Do you know a Northville voter in the military or an overseas civilian/citizen voter?  We want to help them register to vote and obtain their absent voter ballot. 

Military and overseas civilian voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) are eligible to use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form to receive a ballot by email or fax to speed the voting process.  The voted ballot must be printed and returned by mail. 

Covered voters include:

  • A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States)
  • A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States)
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States)
  • A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.

Military and overseas civilian voters interested in registering to vote and obtaining a ballot for the upcoming election should visiting the Michigan Secretary of State website or log on to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. 

Once you file your military and overseas civilian absent voter ballot application, it is valid for all elections held that calendar year.  You must follow this process each year you wish to receive an absent voter ballot.

Permanent Absent Voter Application List

Complete and return the Permanent Absent Voter Application Request form to be placed on this list.

Voters completing this request form:

  • Will automatically receive an absent voter ballot application for each future election.  
  • Must complete, sign, and return the application to receive your ballot. 
  • Must complete and return the application EACH election in order to receive an absent voter ballot.

Track your Absentee Ballot

Use the Michigan Voter Information Center to track your absent voter ballot, including:

  • Was the application received?
  • When the ballot was mailed?
  • Did the clerk receive your voted ballot?
Deadline to Return Voted Absent Voter Ballots
  • Absent Voter ballots must be received by the City Clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day.  
  • Postmarks are not accepted.  
  • Make sure you sign the Absent Voter Ballot return envelope.  Otherwise your ballot cannot be counted.
Photo ID Requirement
The Photo ID Requirement applies to Absent Voters requesting to receive their ballot in person (PA 523 of 2012). This requirement does not apply to mailed absent voter ballots.

If you do not possess acceptable photo ID, you may complete an affidavit and vote a challenged ballot.

Having your ballot mailed removes the photo ID requirement.