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Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available at the Grand Rapids Township Office 
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 PM - approximately 45 days before each election.

If you are already registered to vote, here is the link to the application to receive an absentee ballot.  Click here. For an absentee ballot application.  We will begin to mail ballots approximately 45 days before each election.  Voters must return a signed application for each election.  

You may download and track the status of your absentee ballot by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center.
Requirements of Absentee Voters
Prior to each election, voters may choose to receive their ballot early and vote prior to election day. Michigan law allows you to receive an absentee ballot.

You may also fax or email your request to: 616-361-2315 or

The State of Michigan has a web site for voter information that allows you to view the ballot for an upcoming election as well as a wealth of information and links.  Click here to go to the Michigan Voter Information page.

Permanent Absentee List Request Form  (click here)

Grand Rapids Township maintains a permanent list of voters who have requested absentee ballot applications to be sent automatically to them for each election. We will  send the application to you approximately 60 days before each election. If you would like to be added to that list,  please fill out the form and send to the Clerk's Office.  You may  fax or email your request to: 616-361-2315 or

 Voting Assistance for Service Members, their families, and Overseas Citizens

Please use the Federal Voting Assistance Program web site to obtain information and request a ballot for all elections in a calendar year.