Absentee Voters

If you are unable to attend the polls on Election Day due to one of the following factors, you may request an absentee ballot from the City Clerk's office.

You may request an absentee ballot if you:
  • Are 60 years of age or older
  • Expect to be absent from the community for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day
  • Are physically unable to attend the polls without assistance
  • Have been appointed as a precinct worker in a precinct other than the one in which you live
  • Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion
  • Cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial
How to Request An Absentee Ballot
You may visit the Clerk’s office Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to request an absentee ballot, or you may submit a request by mail.

Absentee ballot request forms must be submitted to the Ypsilanti City Clerk's office by mail or in person. You may not submit your request by email or fax.

The Clerk’s office is open on the Saturday preceding each election from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. to process absentee ballot requests. Ypsilanti City voters can stop in during these hours to request or drop off an absentee ballot.

You may also request an absentee ballot by visiting your Clerk’s office before 4 p.m. on the day before the election.

After receiving your absentee voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. 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.

Absent Voter Ballot Application

Permanent Absentee Voter List
If you wish to be mailed an absentee ballot application prior to each election you may sign up to be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter List. Registration is available to every voter regardless of age and regardless of whether you intend to submit the application. In order to receive an Absentee Ballot you must submit an Absent Voter Ballot Application.

If you would like to sign up to be placed on this list, are unsure if you are already on it, or wish to find out more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office by calling 734-483-1100 or writing to the Ypsilanti City Clerk’s Office.