Absentee Voting

Request an Absent Voter Ballot Online 

You can request an absentee ballot online through the Michigan Voter Information Center at mi.gov/vote.


The last day to apply for and receive an absent voter ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before an election.



A voter can obtain an absent voter ballot in person on the Monday prior to the election until 4:00 p.m., but they must vote the ballot in the office; the voter is not permitted to leave with the ballot. 


A voter who registers to vote on Election Day by appearing in person at the Election Center with valid proof of residency is also eligible to obtain an absent voter ballot until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

The Election Center is located in the Senior Center building at 40200 Utica Rd.

Military and Overseas Voters

If you are in the Military or an American Overseas, please visit FVAP.gov for further information and to request an absentee ballot via the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

You have the option to receive your ballot by email. Scan or take a picture of your completed FPCA and email to vote@sterling-heights.net or mail to the City Clerk’s office. 

Absent Voter Application List

Would you like to automatically receive an application for every election? 

The City Clerk's Office maintains a list of voters who are interested in receiving an absent voter ballot application before each Election cycle. There are no requirements to be placed on this list.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at mi.gov/vote and enter your information to select this option.