Absent Voter Ballots

To Request a Ballot

To request an Absent Voter ballot for any election, you can download an application. A completed application or handwritten request accompanied by an original signature is necessary before a ballot can be issued.  

A ballot can only be provided to the actual voter.  A voter may not pick up a ballot for anyone other than himself/herself.  Note: Power of Attorney does not apply for elections, signing or otherwise.


Apply for an absentee ballot online.


Completed absentee applications can be returned by any of the following:

7900 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49002

  • Dropped off at Portage City Hall via the outside drop boxes


Completed absentee ballots can be returned via postal mail or to one of the City Hall drop boxes.

New AV Envelopes


Contact the Office of the City Clerk at (269) 329-4511 or send an email for additional assistance.