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All absentee ballot applications are due by 2pm on Saturday, November 3, to your Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office will be open that day, Saturday, November 3, from 9am-2pm, specifically for
those who wish to receive an absentee ballot for November 6.
Absentee voter ballots are available only for these six reasons:
• Voter is 60 years of age or older.
• Voter will be absent from the community in
which registered for the entire time the polls are
open on election day.
• Voter is physically unable to attend the polls
without the assistance of another.
• Voter cannot attend the polls because of the tenets
of his/her religion.
• Voter has been appointed to be an election pre-
cinct inspector in a precinct other than the one in
which he/she resides.
• Voter cannot attend the polls because he/she is
confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
Requesting an Absent Voter Ballot
Your request for an absent voter ballot must
be in writing and can be submitted to your city
or township clerk. (For assistance in obtaining
the address of your city or township clerk, see Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons stated above and your signature. You must request an absent voter ballot by mailing the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-print- ed application form obtained from your local clerk's office. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2pm the Saturday before the election.
Once the local clerk receives your request, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. Requests for absent voter ballots are processed immediately. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address
or any address outside of your city or township of residence.
After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8pm on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member, or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office.
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency bal- lot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but before 4pm on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time, which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot.
Find your local clerk for more information about emergency absent voter ballots at https://
Local Election Offices
Barry County
Pamela Palmer, County Clerk 220 W State St
Hastings, MI 49058
Phone: (269) 945-1285
Fax: (269) 945-0209
Branch County
Teresa "terry" Kubasiak, County Clerk 31 Division St
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: (517) 279-4306
Fax: (517) 278-5627
Calhoun County
Anne Norlander, Clerk/Reg Of Deeds 315 W. Green Street
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: (269) 781-0707
Fax: (269) 781-0720
Eaton County
Diana Bosworth, Eaton County Clerk 1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (517) 543-2421
Fax: (517) 541-0666
Jackson County
Amanda Kirkpatrick, Jackson County Clerk 312 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201-1315
Phone: (517) 768-6759
Fax: (517) 788-4601
Kalamazoo County
Timothy A. Snow, Kalamazoo City Clerk 201 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3777
Phone: (269) 383-8840
Fax: (269) 384-8143
• Lower auto insurance rates
• Affordable healthcare
• Lower cost of prescription drugs • Reform property tax for seniors
I am committed to ensuring a safe, fair, and accountable government for senior citizens. You deserve the same rights as every other American, and I will work hard to protect those rights. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time at (269) 967-6975. I look forward to meeting you and I’d be honored to earn your vote in November.
Paid For By The Committee to Elect Dave Morgan

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