WHAT CHANGES WILL OCCUR WITH THE PASSING OF PROPOSAL 3 IMPLEMENTATION:
Qualified electors may vote absentee without stating a reason on their absentee voter application. There will also be a check box on the application placing them on a permanent absentee voter application mailing list for all future elections. (Contact the Clerk’s office at (734) 281-4240 to request to be added to the Permanent Absentee Voter Application list. You will receive an absentee voter application before every election which must be completed and returned to the clerk’s office to receive an absentee ballot.)
Qualified electors may register to vote in person at a clerk’s office, SOS branch office, by mail or online until the 15th day before the election.
Qualified electors may only register to vote in-person in the local clerk’s office from the 14th day before an election until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The only person who can be issued an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office on Election Day is a qualified elector who is also registering to vote at the same time. If the qualified elector proved identity and residency without presenting a state driver’s license or state identification card, the ballot issued to the voter will be prepared as a challenge ballot.
If a qualified elector registers to vote at a Secretary of State (SOS) branch office in the 14-day window before an election, the SOS must provide information to the person registering to vote that they need to register at the local clerk’s office if they want to vote in the upcoming election.
The last day the Clerk can send out an absentee ballot by first class mail is the Friday before the election by 5 p.m.
The last day to issue an absentee ballot in person to a registered elector is the day before an election by 4 p.m.
The clerk’s office will be open to receive and issue an absentee ballot the Saturday before an election for 8 hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.