Absentee Voting: Your Questions Answered

We have received many questions this week regarding absentee voting.  Below is a Q & A list of the most frequently asked questions.

Q.           I thought I signed up to automatically receive a ballot for every election.

A.           The list you signed up for was the Permanent Absentee Voter Application List.  The voters on this list automatically receive the application for an absentee ballot.  In order to receive an absentee ballot, you must complete the “Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot”.  We cannot send you a ballot without a completed application.  This ensures that we have your current address on file and confirms where you would like your ballot sent.      

Q.           How do I sign up for the Permanent Absentee Voter Application List?

A.           Visit this link to sign up to automatically receive the application.  (If you received a red/white/blue application, you are already on the permanent list.)  http://auburnhills.org/departments/city_clerk/election_information/permanent_av_application_list.php

Q.           I did not receive an application for an absentee ballot and would like to vote by mail.

A.           Visit the following link to download the application, then return it to the Clerk’s Office. http://auburnhills.org/departments/city_clerk/election_information/AV%20APPLICATION%20-%20DUAL%20FORM.pdf

Q.           How do I return my application for an absentee ballot?

A.           You can return your application by the following methods: 

  • By Mail
  • By Email (see “Q” below for details)
  • In person utilizing the drive up drop box located in Parking Lot #2 at City Hall.
  • In person by using the drop box attached to City Hall, near the front entrance.  (The drop box states “Payments”, however you can use it for your applications and ballots.)
  • In person by walking the application into City Hall and placing it in the silver drop box located on the counter.

Q.           Can I email my application for an absentee ballot?

A.           Yes, you can email your application to clerk@auburnhills.org.  Please make sure the photo/scan of your application is clear and that your signature is visible. 

Q.           When will absentee ballots be mailed?

A.           Ballots will be mailed the end of June.

Q.           Can I track my absentee ballot?

A.           Yes, you can track the status of your absentee ballot by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote.

Q.           I prefer to vote in person.  Can I still do that?

A.           Absolutely!  The polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.  To confirm your polling location, log on to www.michigan.gov/vote.

If you have any questions, please call or email the City Clerk’s Office – 248.370.9402 or clerk@auburnhills.org.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Laura M. Pierce, City Clerk

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