Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee Ballot Information2018-08-21T20:00:28+00:00


Did you know?  You can vote in every election by absentee ballot if you qualify and are eligible?  You must be a registered voter at least 30 days prior to election and you must apply in writing for each election you request to vote absentee and attest to one of the following 6 reasons:

  1. 60 years of age or more
  2. unable to vote without assistance
  3. Expect to be absent from township entire time polls are open
  4. In jail waiting arraignment or trial
  5. Appointed to work as an election inspector in precinct outside of your precinct of residency
  6. Unable to attend polls due to religious beliefs

If applying for absentee ballot in person at the Clerk’s office, photo identification is required.  If voter has no photo identification, voter will sign an affidavit of voter without photo identification prior to a ballot being issued.

How to request an Absentee Ballot:  If you find that you will not be able to vote at the polls on Election Day, all voters have the option of voting by absentee ballot.  A request or application must be filed for all elections when voting by absentee ballot.  The process is the same as voting in the precinct, the voter must fill out application before receiving a ballot.  Click the link below to request an absentee ballot application, complete the application and mail or drop off to the Windsor Township Clerk’s Office at 405 W. Jefferson St, Dimondale, MI  48821 or can call the Clerk’s Office at 517-646-0772 to request and application be mailed.  If a voter will be out of town, the ballot can be mailed to an alternate address, which should be indicated on their application when applying for a ballot.  This option is great for college students or those voters out of state for months at a time.  Ballots cannot be forwarded, so it’s important that we have the correct “mailing address” to mail the ballot.

Permanent Absent Voter List:  The Windsor Township Clerk’s Office maintains a Permanent Absent Voter List.  The Permanent Absent Voter List is a list of voters who qualify under state law to vote by absentee ballot.  All voters on the Permanent Absent Voter List are automatically sent an absentee ballot APPLICATION for each election scheduled in Windsor Township.  An APPLICATION for an absentee ballot must be completed for every election, required by Michigan Election law, in order to have a ballot mailed to a voter.  If you qualify and would like to be placed on our Permanent Absent Voter List, please print and complete the Permanent Absent Voter List Request form linked below, and mail to:  Windsor Township Clerk’s Office, 405 W. Jefferson St., Dimondale, MI  48821.  Voters are not automatically put on the Permanent Absent Voter List when requesting absentee ballot for an election.  Voters who would like to be placed on the permanent absent voter list MUST fill out form requesting to be added to the permanent absent voter list.  Voters on list should also keep in mind that any change made with voter registration will require a new form be completed.  The permanent absent voter list is based on address, not voter name, therefore any change made will remove the permanent absent voter status and voter must re-apply.