Absentee Voting

Voters wishing to receive an absentee ballot in the mail must submit a completed application to the Clerk by 5:00 p.m., the Friday before the election.  Click for Absent Voter Ballot Application

Please be sure to include your printed name and address on the top of the application.

By law, absentee ballots are NOT allowed to be forwarded.  Please include a temporary address on your application if you are out of town and need your ballot mailed to an address other than your residence.

To receive a ballot in person, voters must sign the application and provide photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: Driver's license or personal ID card issued by another state, Federal or state government issued photo ID, US Passport or Passport card, Military ID card with photo, Student ID with photo from high school or accredited institution of higher education or Tribal ID card with photo.

Those who do not have acceptable picture ID can vote by signing an affidavit. 

Residency verification documents, must include voter's name and address and includes: Driver's License or personal ID card, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document.

Absentee ballots MUST be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.  

Ballots which are delivered in person must be signed and sealed and can be:

  • Delivered to Clerk staff 
  • Placed in Outside Drop Box (corner of sidewalk)
  • Placed in Inside Drop Box (located in lobby)
Track your ballot here: MVIC (Michigan Voter Information Center)

Office Hours and Absent Voter Ballots: 

Office Hours:  The Hamburg Township Clerk’s Office regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Absent Voter Ballots:  Every Michigan voter now has the right to vote by absentee ballot and no reason is required, however, an application must still be submitted prior to receiving your absentee ballot. For an absent voter ballot application, contact the Hamburg Township Clerk’s Office at 810.231.1000 ext. 270 or clerk@hamburg.mi.us 

Permanent Absent Voter Application List:  If you wish to be placed on a permanent absent voter list to receive an application for EACH future election please complete the Permanent Absent Voter Application List Request form and submit to the Township Clerk's Office.  You will still have the option to vote at the polls by not returning your application for an absent voter ballot.

Absent Voter Ballot Envelope Design:   The absent voter ballot envelopes will be white with a blue sidebar and the return envelope will be white with a green sidebar.

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Update: 2/2022 *Return envelopes will transition from Green to Purple*
The USPS has requested that the green color on the return envelopes be changed to purple once all current stock is used. Because the green color closely resembles the color for certified mail, USPS will no longer approve it for other uses in the future. Vendors will transition to printing purple return envelopes once their existing stock is depleted. 


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