Absentee Ballots

No Reason Absentee Voting

Any voter wanting an absentee ballot may receive one for any reason upon request from the City Clerk's office. See below for details in how to apply.

Apply for an Absentee Ballot

You may apply for an absentee ballot in several ways

  • In person at the City Clerk's Office
  • Email a signed application to elections@rochestermi.org
  • Online via the Secretary of State's website: SOS - Absentee Voting
  • Deliver signed application to City Drop Box at Municipal Building
  • By mail with prepaid postage application

Returning a Voted Absentee Ballot

  • Return in person to the City Clerk
  • Deliver to the Drop Box at the Municipal Building
  • By mail using the prepaid postage envelope

Permanent Mail Ballot

An elector may receive an absent voter ballot by mail for all future elections by submitting a single, signed application. The Permanent Mail Ballot list will replace the Permanent Absentee Ballot Application List. To request to be placed on the list, submit a request in the same manner as above. 

Elections Drop Box

Located on the West side of the Municipal Building, 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, MI 48307. 

election drop box