How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

Application for Absentee Ballot

There is an application process to obtain an absentee ballot.  Applications are available here or by calling City Hall at (248) 541-2901. Qualifications for requesting an absentee ballot are:  60 years or older; unable to vote without assistance at the polls; expecting to be out of town on election day; in jail awaiting arraignment; unable to attend the polls due to religion; appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your voting precinct.

Amy Allison, City Clerk
City of Pleasant Ridge
23925 Woodward Avenue
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 48069

(248) 541-2504

Your ballot will be mailed to any address you request the day we receive your signed application.

As you may be aware, the law no longer allows Clerk’s to automatically mail absentee ballot applications to everyone 60 years and older. Therefore, if you would like to automatically receive an application, please call the Clerk’s office to be on the list at (248) 541-2901.

What identification do I need to show at the polls?

New Voter Identification Requirement in Effect

Due to a recent court ruling every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.  (See MCL 158.523 for picture identification requirement)

Voters with picture identification:
Voters can satisy the picture identification 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 identification as long as they are current:

  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
  • Federal or State government issued photo identification.
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.

Voters without picture identification:
Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification.  Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more election related FAQs and information, please visit Michigan Department of State

To check if you are registered to vote, please visit State of Michigan Voter Information Center