7710 West Saginaw Hwy
Lansing MI 48917
Automatic Absent Voter Application Request
The Delta Township Clerk’s Office maintains an Automatic Absent Voter List. The Automatic Absent Voter List is a list of voters who vote by absentee ballot. All voters on the Automatic Absent Voter List are automatically sent an absentee ballot application for each election scheduled in Delta Township. However, the application for an absentee ballot must be completed for every election, required by Michigan Election Law in order to have a ballot mailed to the voter. To qualify you must apply in writing for each election you’re requesting to vote by absentee ballot. From this automatic absent voter list, absentee voter applications are mailed out for every election as required by Michigan Election Law. If you would like to be placed on our Automatic Absent Voter List, call the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 323-8500 and request to be placed on the Automatic Absent Voter List or print and complete the Automatic Absent Voter List Request form under Election Document, and mail to: Delta Township Clerk’s Office, 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Voters on the list should also keep in mind that any address change made with the voter registration will require the voter to re-apply to be placed on the automatic absentee voter list by calling the Clerk’s Office or completing a new automatic absent voter list request from. The automatic absent voter list is based on an address and a voter name, therefore any address change made will remove the automatic absent voter status and the voter must re-apply.
How to Request 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 at precinct, the voter must fill out application before receiving a ballot. To request an application the voter can fill out the online form below, click the link under Election Documents for automatic absent voter application, print, complete, and sign the application, then either mail, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off to the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 7710 W. Saginaw Highway. A voter may also call the Clerk’s Office at 323-8500 to request an application be mailed. Ballots are available approximately 4 to 5 weeks prior to any scheduled election and applications can be requested and submitted 75 days prior to any election. 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. BY LAW, BALLOTS MAILED CANNOT BE FORWARDED so it is important that we have the correct “mailing address” to mail the ballot. If your address changes for any reason after you have submitted your application, which may happen with college students especially, contact the Clerk’s Office with your updated mailing address so that your ballot will be delivered without any delay.
Automatic Absent Voter APPLICATION Request Form
When placed on this list, you will automatically receive an absent voter APPLICATION for every election held in Delta Township. If you choose to submit the online application below or return a printed copy of the form, the Delta Township Clerk’s Office will send you an absentee ballot APPLICATION for each election, as soon as they are available. No phone calls, no time crunch, no lines, no hassle!
Absentee Ballot Facts:
Did You Know? You can vote in every election by absentee ballot. If applying for an absentee ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office, photo identification is required. If a voter has no photo identification, the voter will sign an affidavit of voter without photo identification prior to a ballot being issued. Without the voter present, issued ballots can only be mailed.
The Clerk’s Office must have a written request on file for every election before an absentee ballot can be issued. Voter may apply by application or send written letter with the following information: name, residential address, where ballot is to be mailed, date of election(s) requesting absentee ballot for and signature of the voter. You can apply by written request, application from your Clerk’s Office, fax, or scanned request transmitted via email at DeltaTwp21520@deltami.gov . Faxed and emailed requests must show voter’s signature or request cannot be honored. A Voter can file an application request for a absentee ballot up to 75 days prior to date of the election.
Voters can apply for an absentee ballot through the mail up to 5 p.m. the Friday prior to each election. Absentee ballots can be requested in person at the Clerk’s Office until 4 p.m. the Monday prior to each election. If voter requests ballot on Monday prior to the election, the voter must vote the ballot in the clerk’s office; voter is not permitted to leave the clerk’s office with ballot. If voter requests ballot prior to the Monday before election, the voter can leave with the ballot and return it by the Election Day at 8 p.m. to be counted.
Upon receipt of an absentee ballot request the application must be verified. The signature appearing on the application is checked against the signature on applicant’s voter registration record and digital signature on file to verify applicant identity. If the signatures on file compared to application request do not match a letter will be sent to voter to request an updated signature and verify the applicant is applying for absentee ballot.
Voters have approximately 4-5 weeks in which absentee ballots are available. Voters may receive ballot through mail at residence, hospital, nursing home etc. within jurisdiction or at post office box if voter normally receives mail there. Voters can also receive a ballot at an address out of state or country if that address is provided on the application. If an absentee voter receives assistance in voting their ballot, the individual who provided assistance must sign certificate that appears on outside of ballot return envelope.
Absentee ballots are returned to the Clerk’s Office by mail in the envelope provided by the Clerk’s office or in person or by dropping in gray night deposit box on north side of Delta Township Administration Building. A Voter must return their ballot by 8 p.m. Election Day for the ballot to be counted. Absent Voter Ballots are not counted until Election Day and are kept in a secure, locked area when returned by voter until Election Day. It is important if voter makes mistake on ballot while voting at home to contact the Clerk’s Office in person or by phone to have the ballot replaced.
Election inspectors at the precincts and the Absent Voter Counting Board are made up of State of Michigan, Township or County registered voters and are appointed by the Election Commission of Delta Township.
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Phone: (517) 323-8500
Fax: (517) 323-8599
Fax: (517) 323-8599
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.