Absentee Ballots

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Absentee Ballots:

Request an Absentee Ballot Application for an upcoming election by calling 734-793-9432 and leaving your name and address. An Application will be mailed to you. Applications will also be available on this webpage and at City Hall approximately two months before each election.

You may also obtain an application by clicking on this link, completing the form and submitting it to the City Clerk's Office:  2018 Absentee Voter Application

You are eligible to vote absentee if you meet one of the following requirements:

  1. You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered on Election Day.

  2. You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.

  3. You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.

  4. You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside.

  5. You are 60 years of age or older.

  6. You cannot attend the polls because of confinement in jail awaiting arraignment or trial.


Permanent Absentee Voter List:

A registered voter in the City of Westland can request to be added to this list in order to receive an Absent Voter Application prior to each election. Recipients of these applications must complete the application for each election and return it to the Clerk's Office in order to receive a ballot.

Follow the link in red,  complete the required form and submit to the Clerk's office to be placed on this list.  Request for Permanent List


Military and Overseas Citizen Absentee Ballots:

If you are an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, the family of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, or if you are a U.S. Citizen residing outside of the United States you may request an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and submitting it to the Westland City Clerk's office. Visit https//www.fvap.gov/michigan for more information.


Returning Your Voted Absentee Ballot:


By Mail:  Absentee ballots can be mailed back to the Clerk's Office via the US Postal Service. Adequate postage must be placed on the envelope. Please send absentee ballots as soon as possible to avoid mailing delays. Ballots must be received by Election Day in order to count.

By Drop-Off:  Absentee ballots can be returned any time of day or night by using the White - City of Westland Mail Box located on the East side of City Hall (near the regular US Postal Mailbox). NO postage is necessary when using the White -  City of Westland Mail Box. Ballots will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.