Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting 
November 3, 2020 General Election News
If you have requested an Absentee Voter Ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election they will be mailed beginning on Thursday, September 24, 2020.
We are currently taking appointments for those that wish to apply and pick up their ballot. The Township is abiding by the respective EO's and is exercising social distancing.

East Bay Township Clerks office encourages voters to drop off completed ballots to the township.
Please consider using one of our two secure drop boxes located at the Township Hall. We have the drop box slot under our information window at the front entrance and, new this year, the drive up drop box on the sidewalk as you approach the building.  Each is monitored for applications, ballots and tax payments regularly. Please, do not leave items in the black metal envelope receptacle at the front door attached to the brick half wall. This is NOT  a secure drop box. It holds blank envelopes for absentee voter applications and tax payments in before placing them into a secure drop box. 
If you must mail your ballot to the township, consider mailing it as soon as it is voted. We have heard that mail is taking longer due to the volume of mail being sent for processing. All ballots must be received no later than 8:00 P.M. November 3, 2020 (Election Day) in order to be counted

Any registered voter is eligible to obtain an absentee ballot for an upcoming election. To receive an absentee ballot, voters must request one from the Clerk in writing or in person . However, you may request the Absentee Ballot Application Form in-person or over the phone. The Clerk's office will be mailing out Absentee Voter Ballots to those that have requested one beginning September 24, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020. You may request an absentee voter ballot in person during regular business hours and on the Saturday before the election from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Be prepared to present your photo ID as we are only allowed to hand the voter their ballot.

The Absentee Ballot Application Form can be supplied by the Clerk and through the Secretary of State web site. The application must include a signature and registration address. Applications can be submitted in-person, mail, fax or email.

Permanent Absentee Voter Applications
We have a growing list of permanent absentee application voters. Let us know If you would like your name added to the list. Residents on the Permanent Absent Voter list will receive an Automatic Absentee Voter  Ballot Application  form before every election held in East Bay Charter Township. This application must be completed and returned to the Township Clerk office in order to receive an absentee voter ballot. We cannot send out a ballot without a completed application. You may print the form to apply by clicking here.

If you've lost your Absentee ballot, click here for the Replacement Absentee Ballot Form: Replacement Absentee BallotYou may scan and submit via email to:  scourtade@eastbaytwp.org  

Absentee Voting News
 You may have completed an application back in March for both the March and November elections or in August for the August and November elections. We have recorded this and you will be mailed the November ballot when they are available.  We have been advised that the Secretary of State will be sending out post card applications to all voters that have not returned an application for ballot and are not on the automatic list as a permanent absentee voter.  You may return this application card to our office by drop box, email or fax. We will complete the review process and mail out your ballot. 

If you are going to be away and wish to have your ballot sent elsewhere, list that address and the dates you will be there in the space provided on the application. Ballots are not forwarded by the post office.