You Can Vote Before Election Day!
In all elections, registered voters in Michigan can vote before Election Day using an “absentee ballot.” You don’t need an excuse or a reason. You can vote before Election Day by absentee ballot from home or by visiting your city or township clerk’s office.
With the passage of Proposal 2 of 2022, registered voters will also be able to vote in some elections at an “early voting site” using a regular ballot. Additional information on early voting will be coming soon.
How do I vote FROM HOME before Election Day?
Step 1: Request Your Ballot
Complete an application for an absentee ballot, sign it using your official signature, and submit it to your city or township clerk. You can submit your completed application by email, mail, fax, or in person. You can track when your application is received by your clerk and when your ballot is mailed to you by going to the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote and entering the required information.
Starting in 2023, registered voters will be able to submit a single request to have an absentee ballot sent to them for all future elections. Additional information on this process will be coming soon.
Step 2: Fill Out Your Ballot
Look for your absentee ballot to arrive in the mail. Once it arrives, fill it out, place it in the envelope provided, and sign the outside of the envelope with your official signature.
Step 3: Turn in Your Ballot
You should submit your completed ballot as soon as possible. In most cases, your completed ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day to count. However, if you are serving the military or living overseas, your completed ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received by your city or township clerk within six days after the election.
You have many ways to submit your completed ballot:
By mail (we recommend putting your ballot in the mail no later than two weeks prior to Election Day).
By dropping it off at your city or township clerk's office or in a secure drop box provided by your clerk.
By having an immediate family member (including a grandparent, grandchild, or in-law) or a person residing in your household drop it off for you.
If none of the above options are possible, by having your city or township clerk pick up your completed ballot. To use this option, your completed ballot must be within the city or township where you vote, and you must call your city or township clerk by 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day to request that your ballot be picked up.
Where can I get an application for an absentee ballot?
At least 75 days prior to each election, you can print and submit an application for an absentee ballot from the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote. Alternatively, you can call your city or township clerk and ask that an application be mailed to you. You may also use any application for an absentee ballot provided to you by the Secretary of State, your clerk, a political party or another organization.
If you have a current Michigan driver's license or state ID, you can complete your application online at michigan.gov/vote.
What is the deadline to vote FROM HOME before Election Day?
Submit your application as soon as possible. We strongly recommend submitting your application at least a month before the election to give ample time to receive your ballot, complete it, and return it to your city or township clerk.
In most cases, your completed ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day to count. However, if you are serving the military or living overseas, your completed ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received by your city or township clerk within six days after the election.
How do I vote IN PERSON before Election Day using an ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Step 1: Go to your city or township clerk’s office.
Step 2: Complete an application for an absentee ballot and submit it to the staff.
Step 3: Complete your ballot, place it in the envelope provided, sign the outside of the envelope with your official signature, and submit it to the staff.
When can I vote IN PERSON using an ABSENTEE BALLOT before Election Day?
You can go to your city clerk’s office starting 40 days before Election Day to vote in person using an absentee ballot. If you are already registered to vote where you live, the deadline to vote IN PERSON before Election Day using an absentee ballot is the Monday before Election Day at 4 p.m. If you need to register to vote, the deadline to register and vote at your city or township clerk’s office using an absentee ballot is 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Where is my city or township clerk’s office and when is it open?
Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote and enter your address to find the information for your city or township clerk. If your city or township clerk operates a satellite office or offices, the hours and locations of those offices will be posted as well. Alternatively, you can call your city or township clerk’s office and ask for their hours and location(s).
City clerks’ offices must be open during their normal hours, and for at least eight hours the weekend before each election (7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Is my clerk’s office accessible?
You have the right to an accessible voting location and an accessible voting machine. If your clerk’s office is not accessible or there is no accessible voting machine, call your city or township clerk right away, report it, and ask for an alternate site. You can also call the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) to report the issue.
How do I vote IN PERSON before Election Day using a REGULAR BALLOT?
With the passage of Proposal 2 of 2022, registered voters will be able to vote in some elections at an “early voting site” using a regular ballot. Additional information on early voting will be coming soon.
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ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION
Please contact the clerk's office to have an Absentee Application sent to you or fill it out at the Clerk's office and receive your ballot at the same time
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The City of Riverview is looking for people interested in becoming a Precinct Chair or Co-Chair and Laptop Precinct Worker. It is required that you have a little experience on how to work a computer laptop and be fluent in typing. You will be trained through two classes for the opening and closing of a precinct as well as for the running of the precinct on election day. This is not a voluntary position you will receive and hourly rate of pay for training as well as election day. This is an important position in which we need reliable people who want our elections to be conducted per regulations. Some of our current chairs who have worked for years are retiring and would like to hand down these responsibilities to younger civic minded resident voters (or non-residents). Please contact the City Clerk at 734.281.4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The Clerk's department is always available to assist chairs and precinct workers with any thing that comes up during an election day which they might not have the answer to as well as seasoned precinct workers who will assist their chairs.
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VOTER INFO AND FORMS
Residents can register to vote in-person at the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours through 8 pm on Election Day. Voters registering to vote in-person during the last 14 days prior to an Election will be required to provide proof of residency.
Voters who have moved within Riverview can update their address at any Secretary of State Branch Office, online, or in-person at the Clerk’s Office.
Ballot marking devices are available to all voters with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter’s selections on paper that becomes their ballot. Voters can select their choices using a touch screen. Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections. The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes.
Any voter may also obtain an absentee ballot for any election. To request an application for absentee ballot be mailed to you for all future elections, please click the link below:
Every Michigan voter who offers to vote at the polls must show picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting they are not in possession of picture identification. (MCL 168.523)
Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:
- Driver’s license or personal ID card from another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo ID
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification card with photo
- Tribal identification card with photo
IMPORTANT - Voters without ID will not be turned away on Election Day. Michigan Election law anticipates not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE
New Ballot Drop Box on Police Department Flag Court in front of City Hall. PLEASE ENTER COURT ON YOUR LEFT AND EXIT ON YOUR RIGHT, Thank You!
There will be four Absentee County Boards sequestered and spaced out who follow protocol for complete anonymity of your ballot. The following is the process of each counting board where opposite party workers are required for the checks and balances of each counting board (All election inspectors sequestered are required to take an oath and also submit their cell phones to the Clerk before entering sequestered area):
Absentee Boards Processing of Ballots:
Station 1: Slits the voter's envelope, checks the ballot stub to the ballot number on the envelope and removes the ballot sleeve with the ballot inside without viewing the ballot and deposits it into Station 2 container which is opposite and staggered from Station 1. (In the case where the voter forgets to return the ballot sleeve, the Station 1 inspector turns over the envelope with the voter's name and has the inspector at Station 2 remove the ballot to maintain anonymity and places it in a secrecy sleeve.
Station 2: The person at station 2 removes the ballot, removes the stub flattens the ballots and places it into Station 3 container. Checks ballot for voter corrections and deposits it in Station 3 to be tabulated
Station 3: Ballots are tabulated as witnessed by all present.
When marking your Ballots: If voter makes this mistake, please come to the clerk's office to spoil your ballot and receive a new one. If the voter cannot make it to the Clerk's office, contact the clerk for further direction.
If you are interested in becoming an election inspector in the precincts or the absentee board, please fill out the application at the following link and send it to the City Clerk at
Election Inspector Application
Posted September 20, 2020
PRECINCT STREET INDEX
ELECTION POLL WORKERS NEEDED (Application)
Qualified Registered Voters and Students from 16-18 years of age may work as an election inspector in a precinct if the criteria of 3 certified precinct inspectors, who are qualified registered voters of at least two political parties, are appointed to the precinct. Training sessions are mandatory for certification. If you would like to work in the three elections, please download the Election Inspector Application below or come in and talk to the City Clerk (Monday-Friday 9-5). Inspectors are paid 2023 Minimum wage as follows: $10.10 PER HR (6:00 AM UNTIL THE POLL IS CLOSED or (6:00 AM to 2:00 PM or 2:00 PM to Close of Poll) plus Hrly rate for 2 hr training. Computer knowledge is a plus, but not necessary. Chairs (13.10/hr and Co-Chairs 13.10/hr, Electronic Poll Book Worker 11.10/hr)
Absentee Voter Application (NO REASON APPLICATION - Any registered voter who would like to be added to our Permanent Absentee Ballot List to receive an Absentee Voter Application before each election, please call (734) 281-4240 or if you drop by city hall, just drop in and state that you want to be added to the AV List.
Absentee Voter Application List Request you can fill out the request and drop it off or mail it to the clerk's office or call.
Precinct Delegate Write in Intent Form
Spoiled Absentee Ballot Form If you lost, accidentally misplaced or never received your absentee ballot, fill out this form and return it or fax it or email it to the Clerk's office and we will send you a new ballot. If you are on the Permanent Absentee Ballot Mailing List and you have not received your ballot within three weeks prior to the election, please contact the clerk's office at 734-281-4240 so that we may insure that you receive your ballot. Your request must be made in WRITING ONLY, by a recently enacted state law. We can no longer fill your request by telephone.
- If you have received your Absentee Ballot and then change your mind and decide to vote at the polling place, fill out this form and download it and bring it to your precinct along with your ballot to surrender it.
- If on election day, you have voted your absentee ballot and decide you want to change your vote and haven't returned it yet, you may surrender that ballot at the precinct polling place and vote at the precinct.
- If on election day, you find that you received a ballot but misplaced it, fill out the form and bring it to your precinct. The poll worker will confirm with the clerk's office that it was not returned before proceeding to issue you a ballot at the precinct.