As our country recovers from the pandemic we've experienced, many voters may wish to complete their voting by absentee ballot. If you are unsure about how to do this, there are simple instructions below. The Michigan.gov site also provides all the information you need to vote from home, including complete instructions and a downloadable absentee voter ballot (see this information conveniently embedded below).
REQUESTING YOUR BALLOT
You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, OR a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk's office, to the Bedford Township Government Center Clerk's department.
Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as a signature is visible. Contact information for the Clerk's department can be found here.
Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election.
After receiving your absent 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. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office.
For additional details, please refer to the Michigan.gov site (embedded below).