Absentee ballots are available at the Township Office
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm - approximately 45 days before each election.
An application for an absentee ballot is available (click here).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Voting Assistance for Service Members, their families, and Overseas Citizens
Please use the Federal Voting Assistance Program website fvap.org to obtain information and request a ballot for all elections in a calendar year.