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Absentee Voting

Vote at Home
All registered voters in Michigan can now vote before Election Day using what's called an absentee ballot.  You don't need an excuse or a reason.  You can vote by absentee ballot through the mail, without leaving your home.  You can go to your city or township clerk's office or drop box to return your absentee ballot.

Read more at the Michigan State Information Center: Vote at home/absentee voting.

Request an Absentee Ballot
Registered voters with a Michigan ID can request an absentee ballot online through our absentee voter request form before October 30.

You can also use this form to request an Absentee Ballot which is useful for those voters without a Michigan ID. Applications must be printed, signed, and returned to the Clerk’s Office.  They can be mailed, scanned, faxed, dropped off at our office or one of our secure drop box locations. 

Learn more and find additional links to absent ballot applications at the Michigan State website: Vote At Home.

Drop Box
Election Drop Boxes – Safe – Secure – No Postage Required – No Mail Delays
Grosse Ile Township has a convenient drop box located in the driveway to township hall (9601 Groh Road)
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Permanent Absentee Voter List Enrollment

Registering for the Permanent Absentee Voter List guarantees that we will mail an Absentee Ballot Application to you about 75 days before each election.  You will still have to sign & return the application to us before each election so we can send you a ballot.  Contact the Township Clerk's Office if you have additional questions.


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Do I have to pick up the ballot at Township Hall?

No, you can have the ballot mailed to you or you may complete the online application form and return it to the Township Clerk by mail or use our convenient drop box outside Township Hall. New regulations mandate that voters applying in person for an absentee ballot must provide photo identification to be issued a ballot. Voters who do not provide ID must complete an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.

When can I send in my absentee voter application for an election?

Absentee voter applications will be accepted by mail or in person beginning 45 days prior to each election.

When is the deadline for returning my absentee ballot?

All absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election night. 

When is the deadline for turning in an absentee voter application?

Absentee voter applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election for a ballot to be mailed. Absentee voters may also apply in person for an AV ballot until 4:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election; however, the ballot must be voted at Township Hall.