Absentee Voting

Your Vote is Important

Not sure if you can make it to the polls on Election Day?


Are you a student going away to college this fall? Traveling for work or planning a vacation? Consider applying for an absentee ballot from the City Clerk’s office and vote from the home or the road. You can absentee vote right up to election day.

Print out this form and send it to the City Clerk Office (PDF) or stop by the Governmental Center and visit the clerk’s office at 400 Boardman Ave Traverse City, MI 49684.

Below are rules for who is eligible for an absentee ballot in Michigan republished from the state’s Secretary of State office’s page on absentee voting.

Who is eligible? Absentee voter ballots are available to people:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence

In Traverse City, between 30% to 40% of the vote is via an absentee ballot.