Absentee Ballot Information
How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
Qualifications to request an absentee ballot include those 60 and older, those who are disabled, unable to vote without assistance at the polls, expecting to be out of town on election day, jail awaiting arraignment or trial, unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons, or appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence. Applications must be received by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday 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.
If you would like to receive a application for 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.
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