Absentee Ballot Information
How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
ATTENTION BURTON REGISTERED VOTERS:
The Secretary of State will be mailing Absentee Ballot Application to EVERY registered voter in the state for the August 4th and November 3rd Elections. If you choose to return your application to the Burton City Clerk's Office, do so as soon as possible (THERE IS A DROP BOX LOCATED AT THE EAST DOOR OF CITY HALL). We HAVE NOT received information from the state about polling locations being closed for the August Election. As of now, POLLS WILL BE OPEN! Information, as we receive it, will be posted here.
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 1401, 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.
Emergency Absentee Ballots
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you
from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency
absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted
after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but
before 4 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a
time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent
voter ballot. Contact the City Clerk for information at 810-743-1500 Extension 1401.
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 or give us a call. 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