Absentee Ballot Information

Requests for absent voter ballots must be made in writing and must be signed.  You can download an Absent Voter Application, call or email the Clerk's office to request an application, or you may pick up an application at the Township Hall during regular office hours.  Absent voter ballot applications may be returned by email, postal mail, placed in the township halls' secured drop box, or delivered directly to the Township Clerk during the Clerk's regular office hours.

Download an Absent Voter Ballot Application

The Township Clerk also maintains a "Permanent Absent Voter List", which means that prior to every election the voter will be mailed an Absent Voter (AV) Ballot Application.  For every election Permanent Absent Voters must still complete, sign and return the AV application.  If you are interested in being placed on the Clerk's Permanent AV List, please email or call the Township Clerk.

If you are an active member of the military, a spouse or dependent of an active member of the military, or an overseas U.S. citizen, and would like further information on obtaining an absentee ballot, please click on the link to Military and Overseas Civilian Voters for further information on how to apply.

Notice to ALL Voters:  Photo I.D. Required
All voters appearing at the polls must show a government-issued or school-issued photo I.D. prior to voting.  In the event that you do not have any valid identification, you will be required to sign an affidavit attesting to that before being allowed to vote.

Michigan's Voter Information Center 
You can check your voter registration status, view a sample ballot, track the status of your AV ballot, etc. at www.michigan.gov/vote.

Voter Registration Information

Eligible citizens may become registered to vote in a variety of ways, at any time through Election Day.  Individuals who register to vote within the 14-day period immediately preceding an election must appear in person at their city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency.

Individuals using any other method must register to vote at least 15 days before Election Day and are not required to provide proof of residency.  Other methods of registration include an application obtained at one of the following locations: 

  • Your local Secretary of State Branch Office
  • Your local county, city, or Township Clerk's Office
  • Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Military recruitment centers
  • Voter registration drives
  • Online at www.Michigan.gov/sos

Michigan law states that the same address must be used for voter registration and driver's license purposes. That means, if the residence address you provide on the application differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the state of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal ID card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver's license or personal ID card.

You can check your voter registration at  www.michigan.gov/vote

Elections/General Information

Polling for elections takes place at the Township Hall, 275 S. Macomb Street, Manchester, MI.  Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.