Absent Voter Ballots

Eligibility Requirements

All registered voters are eligible to vote via absentee ballot.  Ballots may be obtained via postal mail until 5 p.m. the Friday before an election. Ballots may also be requested in person directly at the Office of the City Clerk up until 4 p.m. the Monday before an election - however, any ballots requested the day before the election must be voted immediately at City Hall.  

Request a Ballot

To request an absent voter ballot for any election, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 269-329-4511 or send an email requesting an absent voter application to the Office of the City Clerk. 

A ballot can only be provided to the actual voter.  A voter may not pick up a ballot for anyone other than himself or herself.  Be advised that Power of Attorney does not apply in this instance.

Completed absentee ballot applications can be mailed or dropped off to the Office of the City Clerk at:

7900 S Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49002

Instructions & Recommendations

You may also download an absent voter application (see link at right). A completed application or written request accompanied by an original signature is necessary before a ballot can be issued. Absentee ballots may also be picked up at the Office of the City Clerk. 

Note: Ballots cannot be given out to anyone other than the voter. Prior to returning the ballot, make sure that you have signed the outside envelope; and, if mailing the ballot, place at least $0.60 postage on the envelope.