Archive for October 17th, 2012

Dearborn Clerk: Voters Should Consider Absentee Ballot

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Dearborn City Clerk Kathy Buda is encouraging voters to apply for an absentee ballot for the general election because of expected large turnouts.

“I’m encouraging qualified voters to apply for an absentee ballot” said Buda. “That will allow them to feel less rushed and to thoroughly read the ballot.”

Residents who are registered may apply for and be given their absentee ballot at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Absentee ballot applications and additional information are also available by calling 313-943-2031 or 313-943-2032.

The Clerk’s Office will accept absentee ballot applications until Saturday, Nov. 3. On that day, the Clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.

Buda says showing a government issued ID is encouraged to ensure accuracy but voters who don’t have their identification with them can still vote. They will be asked to sign a brief affidavit. Those ballots will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.

Residents may check their voter information and view sample ballots HERE