Voted absentee ballots MUST be returned to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Voted absentee ballots cannot be returned to a polling location.
If you are not a City of Kalamazoo resident, please contact your local clerk for an absentee ballot. Remember a Kalamazoo address does not always indicate a City of Kalamazoo residence. Your voter identification card will list the jurisdiction of residence and contact information. If your jurisdiction is within Kalamazoo County, use the Kalamazoo County Officials Directory for contact information.
Important DeadlinesAn absentee ballot may be requested as early as 75 days prior to an election. They may be requested by mail until 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to an election or in the office until 4 p.m. on the Monday prior to an election. Absentee ballot requested on the Monday prior to the election must be voted in the office and returned.
Voters are encouraged to request absentee ballots as early as possible to ensure there is enough time to complete the voting process.
All ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
More information about the Permanent Absentee Ballot Request List is available here.