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Yes, you can vote by absentee ballot by calling your local clerks office 517-483-4133, or come to the City Clerk's Office on 9th floor of City Hall, 124 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933, to obtain an application form to receive an absentee ballot.
We also have an elections office that is open 29 days before the election at 2500 South Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48910, or you can call us at 517-483-4485.
You must register in person to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot the first time you vote, unless you are 60 years of age or have a disability. You can re-register and pick up an absentee ballot at the clerk's office or vote in person at your polling place on Election Day. After you have voted once, you may receive an absentee ballot for future elections. If you are 60 years of age or have a disability you can vote by absentee ballot.
Any registered voter is eligible to receive an absentee ballot.
You can call the Lansing City Clerks office at 517-483-4133 to request an application for an absentee ballot. You can also write to your local clerk requesting an absentee ballot or stop into our office at office on the 9th floor of City Hall, 124 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48933 to apply.
There is also an elections office open 29 days before the election located at 2500 South Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48910, where you can apply for an absentee ballot, or you can call us at 517-483-4485.
You can request an absentee ballot up to 75 days before the election. The latest you can receive your ballot will be the Saturday before the election. As this date is close to the election, it may be best to come to our office and vote your absentee ballot. Our South Washington office will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Saturday before each election.
The City of Lansing maintains a Permanent Absentee Application List. Anyone can be on this list. After being placed on this list you will receive an absentee ballot application for every election. You will need to fill out and sign the form receive your absentee ballot.
You can call, email or write our office to be placed on the permanent absentee application list. The address is:
City Clerks Office
9th Floor of City Hall
124 W Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933-1695
Our phone number is: 517-483-4133.
Our email is: [email protected]
You can contact your commanding officer and receive a Federal Post Card Registration and Absentee Ballot (FPCA).
If you are a citizen overseas you can contact your Consulate Office.
You can also go to www.fvap.gov/michigan to get more information on military and overseas voting, along with requesting your ballot.
Yes, you can come into the City Clerk's Office on the 9th floor of City Hall to return your absentee ballot prior to election day. You can also come to our office at 2500 South Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48910, which will be open 29 days prior to the election.
Yes, an absentee ballot can be sent out of the City, State, or Country. Both your mailing address and your Lansing address needs to be stated on your absentee ballot application.
Yes, we can mail your absentee ballot to your Post Office Box.
No, only an immediate family member, a person residing in the same household, or an assistant of the clerk may deliver your absentee ballot to the Clerk's Office.
Our City Hall office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our South Washington Elections Unit will be open 29 days prior to the election, and the hours will be Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8am-5pm, and Wednesday 8am-7pm. Along with the 8am-2pm the Saturday before the election.
There is also a 24-hour secure drop-box at the front of City Hall and our South Washington office where you can place your ballot if you cannot make those times.
If you spoil your ballot in any way, you can receive another absentee ballot by calling our office at 517-483-4133 or by coming in person. We will void your old absentee ballot, and then issue you a new one.
The latest an absentee ballots can be mailed is the Saturday before any election. As this date is close to the election date, you may wish to come to our office at 2500 South Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48910, to vote. We will be open that Saturday before the election until 2 p.m.
The last day you can get an absentee ballot in our City Hall or South Washington office is the day before an election by 4 p.m. You must come in person, as your ballot cannot be given to anyone else.