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Absent Voter Information

Absent Voter Information

Due to recent legislation passed in November 2018 any registered voter may now request an absent voter ballot without having to provide a reason. A signed application is still required for all elections in order to receive a ballot. Voters can obtain an application by contacting the City Clerk’s office or by downloading an application from the City’s website once available.

FOR A CURRENT CITY OF FARMINGTON APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE VOTER'S BALLOT PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK (in the green column to the left) FOR THE ELECTION YOU WOULD LIKE A BALLOT FOR.  When applications are available, a link on the specific election page will be active.

If you would like to be added to the PERMANENT ABSENT VOTER LIST to receive Absentee Voter's Ballot applications for every election, please call the Farmington City Clerk’s office at (248) 474-5500 ext. 2225 or email us at Please include your name, Farmington address, and a contact number. Even if you choose to put your name on the list, you still have the option to vote at the polls by not returning the AV Ballot application.

Absent voter ballot applications are mailed out by the City Clerk’s office approximately two months prior to an election.

All voters who receive an AV ballot in person at the clerk’s office must present a photo ID or sign an affidavit. If the voter signs the affidavit, his/her AV ballot must be prepared as a challenged ballot.

Smiling Election WorkerMilitary and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE)

Are you in communication with military or overseas civilian voters who are eligible to register and vote in Michigan? If so, we encourage you to inform them that new state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections. Most importantly, military and overseas civilian voters can now receive a ballot by email or fax to speed the voting process! The voted ballot must be returned by mail for security purposes.

College Bound Absent Voters

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