Absentee Ballot Information

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How do I obtain an absentee ballot? 

Print your Absentee Ballot Application
fill it out and send it to the Clerk's Office.  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 you must request the ballot in person on that day. 

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If you would like to automatically receive an absentee ballot by mail for EVERY B
election, please fill out the PERMANENT BALLOT REQUEST FORM and return it
to the City of Burton, Attention City Clerk, 4303 S. Center Road, Burton, MI  48519. Or you can request a form by mail by calling 810-743-1500 Ext 1402 or 1403.  Yes, you may drop your application or ballot in our DRIVE-UP Absentee Drop box  located in the main entrance parking lot 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 Ext. 1401.

Miltary VotersMilitary and Over
seas Voter Introduction- 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: