What options are available to quarantined or hospitalized voters if they do not receive their requested absentee ballot within a reasonable amount of time prior to Nov. 3?

Pursuant to state law, if a voter has not received their absentee ballot, they may submit a written and signed statement to their city or township clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, requesting that the clerk spoil the voter’s previously mailed absentee ballot and provide a new absentee ballot by mail.

If a voter has not received their absentee ballot in the mail by Saturday, Oct 31, 2020, they must visit their local clerk’s office in person by 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 to submit a written and signed request to spoil their previously mailed absentee ballot and request and return a new absentee ballot at the same time. Please note, in accordance with state statute, voters must appear in person at their city or township clerk’s office to utilize this option.

Voters who are under quarantine who need to execute an in-person request for a ballot at their local clerk’s office should call ahead to make appropriate arrangements with their local clerk.

All valid absentee ballots with a matching voter signature received by a local clerk before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, will be tabulated.

 

 

Last updated Oct. 22, 2020