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Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available at the Township Office 
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 PM - approximately 45 days before each election.

If you are already registered to vote, here is the link to the application to receive an absentee ballot.  Click here. For an absentee ballot application.  We will begin to mail ballots approximately 45 days before each election.

You may download and track the status of your absentee ballot by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Requirements of Absentee Voters
Prior to each election, voters may choose to receive their ballot early and vote prior to election day. Michigan law allows you to receive an absentee ballot if:

  • You are 60 years of age or older
  • You expect to be absent from the community the entire time the polls are open on election day
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls without assistance
  • You cannot attend the polls because of religious beliefs
  • You have been appointed a precinct inspector in a precinct other than where you reside
  • You are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial

Remember, if you register by mail or online, you are not eligible for an absentee ballot for your first election.

You may also fax or email your request to: 616-361-2315 or

The State of Michigan has a web site for voter information that allows you to view the ballot for an upcoming election as well as a wealth of information and links.  Click here to go to the Michigan Voter Information page.

Permanent Absentee List Request Form  (click here)

Grand Rapids Township maintains a permanent list of voters who have requested absentee ballot applications to be sent automatically to them for each election. We will  send the application to you approximately 60 days before each election. If you would like to be added to that list,  please fill out the form and send to the Clerk's Office
.  You may  fax or email your request to: 616-361-2315 or

 Voting Assistance for Service Members, their families, and Overseas Citizens

Please use the Federal Voting Assistance Program web site to obtain information and request a ballot for all elections in a calendar year.