All registered voters are eligible to vote via absentee ballot. Ballots may be obtained directly from the Office of the City Clerk or via postal mail until the Friday before an election. After this date ballots may only be obtained directly from the Office of the City Clerk and must be voted immediately.
Request a Ballot
To request an absentee ballot for any election, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 269-329-4511 or send an email requesting an absentee ballot 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 absentee voter ballot application (PDF). 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.