The State of Michigan allows for "no reason" absentee voting in all elections. You can apply for your absentee ballot online through the Michigan Secretary of State website. You can also call the City Clerk’s Office at 248-546-2525, option 5 on the auto attendant, or download our online application form and return it to the City Clerk by mail or use our convenient drop box outside City Hall. Applications can be mailed or delivered to the City Clerk's Office at 300 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220. New regulations mandate that voters applying in person for an absentee ballot must provide photo identification to be issued a ballot.
You can now sign up online to be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter List. Once on the list you will be automatically mailed an absentee application prior to each election but you must still return it before each election in order to receive a ballot. Please note you must be already registered to vote in the City of Ferndale to get on the list.
No, you can have the ballot mailed to you or you may complete our online application form and return it to the City Clerk by mail or use our convenient drop box outside City Hall. Any US citizen qualified to vote absentee can pick up their ballot at City Hall until 4:00 p.m. the Monday before the election. Any ballots obtained in person the Monday before the election must be voted in the City Clerk's Office. New regulations mandate that voters applying in person for an absentee ballot must provide photo identification to be issued a ballot. Voters who do not provide ID must complete an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.
Absentee voter applications will be accepted by mail or in person beginning 75 days prior to each election.
All absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election night.
We are aware of a recent court ruling that extends the deadline for mailed ballots that are postmarked before Election Day but arrive within 14 days after Election Day. We remain in contact with state officials regarding this developing situation, and will update this space if any changes are confirmed.
Absentee voter applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by 2:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election for a ballot to be mailed. Absentee voters may also apply in person for an AV ballot until 4:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election; however, the ballot must be voted at City Hall.
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.