Absentee Ballots


For every election, the City Clerk must make available Absentee Ballots. To qualify for an Absentee Ballot, you must be a registered voter and complete an absentee ballot application. Please note that you must vote in person the first time you vote in Michigan, or hand-deliver your absentee application or voter registration to your local or county clerk. 

Please visit the following link to the Secretary of State website to obtain an absentee ballot application: SOS - Absentee Voting

If you are registered to vote in the City of Rochester, you may mail your absentee ballot application to 400 6th Street, Rochester, MI 48307 to the attention of "Elections", you can also drop off the application in person, or at the City drop box located on the west side of the building.

Applying for an Absentee Ballot

  • You may apply up to 65 days in advance of the election.
  • Applications must be received by 2:00 pm on the Saturday before the election.
  • Absentee Ballots can be issued on the day prior to the election until 4:00 pm, but the elector must request the ballot in person at City Hall on that day.