The Clerk’s Department will begin mailing absent voter ballots on September 28th. A ballot tracking tool on the Michigan.gov/vote site allows voters to track when the Clerk’s Department received their absentee ballot application, when the ballot is mailed to the voter, and when the voted ballot is received back from the voter. Voters applying for absent voter ballots online or through the mail should do so as soon as possible. After October 19th, voters are advised to go to the Clerks Department in person, if possible, where they can receive their ballot and vote it at the Township Hall. The deadline for the Clerk’s Department to mail a ballot is 5:00pm on Friday, October 30th. The Clerk’s Department will be open on Saturday, October 31st, 8:00am – 4:00pm for issuing and receiving absentee ballots. Voters may come to the Clerk’s Department on Monday, November 2nd and request a ballot until 4:00pm sharp, the ballot may not leave the building, it has to be voted and turned in that day. Voters have until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to complete their absentee ballot and return it to the Clerk’s Department. It is recommended that voters deliver their ballot as early as possible to the drop box, to the Clerk’s Department in person, or by mail at least two weeks ahead of the election.