There’s Still Time To Receive Absentee Ballots

BTL Staff
By | 2014-10-23T09:00:00-04:00 October 23rd, 2014|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff

The Michigan Democratic Party has released the following list of ways to get absentee ballots before election day on Tuesday, Nov. 4:
One of the Democratic PartyÕs main objectives in this election season is to get more people out to vote. In 2010, nearly 1 million fewer Democrats went to the polls than voted in 2008. Party chairman Lon Johnson said last month that if at least 200,000 of those people turn out in 2014, Democrats will win.
Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your city clerk no later than 2 p.m. Nov. 1, the Saturday before Election Day.
There are 2 ways to request your absentee ballot:
Michigan Voter Information Center
From your mobile phone or tablet with a touch screen.
1. Michigan Voter Information Center
Who qualifies for an absent voter ballot?
As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you 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.
Voters can search here for their local clerk’s contact information online.
What You Need to Know About Absentee Voting
Download an absent voter ballot application
Download an absent voter ballot application LARGE PRINT VERSION
Click here to locate your clerk then send your absent voter ballot application to that office
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Download an absentee ballot application here.
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk (for assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk, see the Michigan Voter Information Center).
Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons and your signature. You must request an absent voter ballot by sending the application, application (large print version) a letter, a postcard or a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk’s office to your local clerk. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. 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.
Verify your Voter Registration Information
Track the status of your Absentee Ballot
View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election
2. Request an absentee ballot From your mobile phone or tablet with a touch screen.
To use MIAbsentee.com please copy this link into to your phone’s web browser: http://miabsentee.com.
This site requires accurate signatures from a touch screen device. Please open this site, www.miabsentee.com, from a mobile phone or tablet with a touch screen.
OR
To have this site TEXTED immediately to your mobile phone, enter your cell phone number below.
Your phone number will be used only once to send the application to your mobile phone. (By providing my phone number I certify that this is my phone number and I expressly authorize this site to sending me a single standard rate text message.)
For more quick links, click the following:
Check here for your current status as a registered voter in Michigan.
Register here for an absentee ballot.
Check here to find your senate and congressional district.
2014 November General Candidate Listing.
Verify your Voter Registration Information.
Track the status of your Absentee Ballot.
View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election.
Be sure to visit BTL’s Michigan Voter Guide to see who is endorsed in your area.

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