Absentee Ballot Information
How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
The new legislation passed in November of 2018 now allows ALL REGISTERED VOTERS to vote early! Print your Absentee Ballot Application below. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election for mailing. Absentee Ballots can be issued on the day prior to the election until 4:00 p.m., but the elector must request the ballot in person at City Hall on that day.
If you would like to receive an absentee ballot for a given election, please fill out the Absentee Ballot Application, and return it to the City of Burton, Attention City Clerk, 4303 S. Center Road, Burton, MI 48519. Or you can request a Absentee Ballot Application by calling 810-743-1500 Ext 1402 or 1403. Yes, you may drop your application or ballot in the City Drop box at City Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
JOIN OUR PERMANENT ABSENTEE LIST! If you would like to receive a application for an absentee ballot prior to each election, please complete the Permanent AV Request form and return it to the City Clerk's office at the above mentioned address. For your convenience, you may also indicate this request on your Absentee Ballot Application.
In 1986, the federal government passed the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) providing special registration and absentee voting provisions for military and overseas civilians. In addition UOCAVA authorized the use of the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) was created by the Department of Defense to oversee UOCAVA. In 2009 the federal Military and Overseas Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) and corresponding state legislation was passed expanding UOCAVA by further allowing a UOCAVA voter to submit one AV application for a calendar year, ballot(s) to be sent to the UOCAVA voter via email or fax, establishing a 45-day absent voter ballot delivery requirement, and expanding the use of the FWAB. In 2012, the state legislature passed PA 279 of 2012 further expanding the use of the FWAB to local and state offices.
Are you an active-duty member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, or a United State citizen living outside of the U.S. for work, school or other reasons? Track your absentee Ballot: http://www.fvap.gov