Absentee ballots are now available to City of Battle Creek voters who are qualified to receive them.
Qualified voters are encouraged to apply to vote absentee, as precinct lines are expected to be very long, in light of this year’s presidential vote on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
At this time, absentee voter ballots are available only for the six reasons listed on the application:
Voter is 60 years of age or older.
Voter will be absent from the community in which registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
Voter is physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
Voter cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of his/her religion.
Voter has been appointed to be an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the one in which he/she resides.
Voter cannot attend the polls because he/she is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
Get an absentee voter application and more information at the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov. Scroll down to the City Spotlight section and click on the elections link.
Applications also are available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall: 10 N. Division St., Suite 111, Battle Creek.