Absentee Voting

You can apply online through the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC).
At the General Election in November of 2018, Proposal 3 a Constitutional Amendment passed unanimously statewide.  This constitutional amendment affects deadlines to register to vote, how they become registered to vote and who can vote by absentee ballot. 

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATIONAbsentee voting (also known as vote by mail or vote from home) is a safe and convenient process. All registered voters can request an absentee ballot; you are not required to declare a reason to vote absentee. A request must be made in writing and signed by the voter. Your signature is verified when you apply and when you return your ballot, and all absentee ballots are processed and counted on Election Day.

Apply for your absentee ballot:
Submit your absentee ballot application:
  • In person: Grandville City Hall, 3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville MI 49418
  • Place in drop box: City Hall, 3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville MI 49418
  • By mail: Grandville City Clerk, 3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville MI 49418
  • By email: elections@cityofgrandville.com 
  • By fax: 616-530-3859
Request your absentee ballot - Deadlines:
  • To receive an absentee ballot by mail, an application must be received by noon the Friday prior to Election Day
  • To receive an absentee ballot in person to take home, you must appear in person by 3 p.m. on the Saturday prior to Election Day
  • To receive and vote an absentee ballot in person, you must appear at City Hall by 4 p.m. on Monday, the day before Election Day
  • To register to vote in Grandville and receive an absentee ballot, you must appear at City Hall with proof of residency by 8 p.m. on Election Day
  • All absentee ballots must be returned to City Hall by 8 pm on Election Day (see "Return your absentee ballot" below)
Receive your absentee ballot:  40 days = Jan 18 for the  February 27 election
  • In person - if you apply in person within 40 days of the election, we can hand you a ballot.  You can only receive a ballot for yourself; you cannot pick up a ballot on behalf of someone else.
  • By mail - we begin mailing ballots to voters who have applied about 40 days prior to the election.  If we receive your application within 40 days of the election, we process the request within 24 hours and you will generally receive your ballot by mail within 3 - 5 business days.
Return your absentee ballot:
A postage-paid return envelope is provided and the envelope must be signed by the voter in the signature box.
  • By mail - the return envelope is addressed to the Grandville City Clerk's office
  • In person - bring in to Grandville City Hall, 3195 Wilson Ave SW, during regular business hours (M-T-Th 8:00-5:00 P.M., W 8:00-6:30 P.M., F 8:00 A.M. -noon)
  • In drop box - in the parking lot of Grandville City Hall, 3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418 available 24 hours
  • Deadline:  Your ballot must be received at Grandville City Hall by 8 p.m. on Election Day.  Postmarks are not accepted. Your ballot cannot be processed at your precinct/polling location or at any other city/county/township office.
  • Military and Overseas voters absentee ballots will be accepted if postmarked by Election Day and received within 6 days of the election (March 4 for the Feb 27 election)
  • Track your absentee ballot at www.michigan.gov/vote
Spoiled/Damaged/Lost absentee ballots:
If you make an error filling out your absentee ballot, or if it is lost, damaged, or was never received, you can contact the City Clerk's office to spoil and reissue your ballot. Requests are made in writing with an affidavit form and can be returned in person or sent by mail, email or fax.

Permanent mail ballot list
Grandville voters have new options for voting with the passing of Proposal 22-2. Beginning in 2023, you may choose to be on the Permanent Mail Ballot List.
     Permanent Mail Ballot List: Voters are mailed an absentee ballot  for every election held in the City. If you choose to vote in person, you should surrender your absentee ballot at the polls to avoid delays.  2024 Presidential Primary Ballot Selection Form for permanent ballot voters.
     Permanent Application List: This is the former list.  Voters are mailed an application for an absentee ballot for every election held in the City. If you choose to vote in person or decline to vote in an election, you can disregard the mailed application. The application must be completed and returned to the Clerk's office to receive an absentee ballot. This list will be phased out in 2024 as we transition to the permanent ballot list.

To be placed on a permanent ballot list, complete this form or make a request by mail, email, by phone or in person, providing your name, address and year of birth to Grandville City Clerk's Office, 3195 Wilson Ave, SW, Grandville MI 49418; elections@cityofgrandville.com; 616.531.3030; or in person at 3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville MI 49418.


In November 2022, Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in person at early voting sites before statewide and federal elections. Early voting allows a voter to cast a ballot before Election Day, in an experience similar to voting on Election Day. 

The Early Voting Site for registered voters in the City of Grandville is:
Early Voting will be available for even year, statewide elections for the following days and hours:
  • Saturday through Sunday (nine consecutive days) beginning ten days prior to Election Day
  • Daily from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm
  • For the Tuesday, February 27 Election, early voting will take place from Saturday, February 17 through Sunday, February 25
Information for registered voters in Grandville regarding Early Voting:
          All registered voters living in Grandville are eligible to vote early at the Grandville City Hall
         During the Early Voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can insert their ballot directly into a tabulator
         Granville City Hall is the only location for Early Voting; no other precincts or sites will be open
          Early Voting is only available in Grandville for state/federal elections (even years)
          2024 Elections with Early Voting are February 27, August 6 and November 5
          If a resident needs to register to vote, same-day voter registration is available at Grandville City Hall, Clerk's Office, 3195 Wilson Ave SW
          Ballots and voting equipment at the Early Voting Site are balanced and secured daily
          No election results are available or tabulated until 8:00 pm on Election Day
          The tabulation of results will take place after 8 pm on Election Day at Grandville City Hall