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.


NEW for 2020! You can now apply online via the Michigan Secretary of State website.


Completed absentee ballot 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 dropbox (i.e. "Night Drop Box")

New AV Envelopes

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