Absentee Voter Application
Absent voter ballots are available for all elections for every registered voter. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day.
The City maintains a listing of permanent absent voters. To have your name added to this listing so you will be mailed an absentee ballot application for every election held in Oak Park, please follow this link:
Absentee Voting Process
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk. You must request an absent voter ballot by mailing the Absent Voter Ballot Application to the local clerk's office. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.
Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. Requests for absent voter ballots are processed immediately. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.
After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the Clerk's office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office.
If you have questions about the voting process, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (248) 691-7544 or email Deputy City Clerk Lisa Vecchio at firstname.lastname@example.org.