Absentee Voting

Become Part of Our Absentee Voter List


A State of Michigan Court of Appeals ruling will not allow jurisdictions to automatically mail registered voters an application for an absentee ballot. However, MCL 168.759S provides that the clerk "shall furnish an absent ballot application to anyone upon verbal or written request." In order to once again be part of this list, we ask that you download Registered Voter Response Card (PDF) and mail to the Canton Clerk's Office. Mailing information is provided on the response card.

As always, if registered voters have questions, they may contact the Clerk's Office at 734/394-5120.

Absentee Voting Requirements


You may vote by absentee ballot if you:
  • Expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day
  • Are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another
  • Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion
  • Have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside
  • Are 60 years of age or older
  • Cannot attend the polls because of confinement in jail awaiting arraignment or trial

Absent Voter Ballot Application


An Absentee Voter Ballot Application can be requested by Please include your name and return address in your written request to the Canton Clerk's office. Please return all completed applications to:
Canton Clerk's Office
Attention: Absentee Ballot Application
1150 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188-1699

Additional Information


You may also place the completed applications in the drop box located on the southwest corner of the Canton Administration Building. No one may pick up your absentee ballot other than you unless it is delivered to you by the U.S. Postal Service. This includes spouses, members of your family, and friends.