Thursday, September 16, 2021

Plymouth absentee ballot applications are mailed

Plymouth residents currently registered on the permanent absent voter application list have already been receiving applications for ballots in the mail for the Nov. 2, General Election, according to the office of the city clerk.

Voters who are not on the list can obtain an application at Plymouth City Hall or complete an application online at MVIC

Applications for absentee ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at Plymouth City Hall using one of three available drop boxes. The 24-hour drop boxes are located in the Church Street entrance to city hall and at the Plymouth District Library drive-up book drop area, with a third drop box located in the main lobby of city hall. That box is open to the public during regular city hall business hours. 

Plymouth City Hall is located at 201 S. Main, Plymouth.

Absent voter ballots will be available Sept. 18 and voters who complete and return an application, should receive their ballots in the mail following after that date and could arrive toward the end of September or beginning of October. Applications and ballots will only be mailed to voters at their registered address. The post office will not forward these automatically. Anyone who needs an application mailed to an alternate address must contact the city clerk's office. Those who need the ballot mailed to an alternate address must indicate that on the application. 

A spokesman cautioned that voters using absentee ballots should allow plenty of time for mailing. Voters can check the status of their applications and registration information at https:// 

In Plymouth, there will be four city commission terms expiring in 2021, three four-year terms and one two-year term. The candidate with the lowest number of votes of the top four candidates will receive the two-year term. Candidates for the Plymouth City Commission include Linda Filipczak, Jennifer Kehoe, Alanna Maguire and Nick Moroz. Any write-in candidates must complete the Write-In Candidate Declaration of Intent with the city clerk before 4 p.m. Oct. 22.

The last day an absentee ballot can be requested for mailing is Friday, Oct. 29 and the final day an absentee ballot can be requested in person is Monday, Nov. 1. Ballots received on this day must be voted upon receipt at the clerk's office. 

Emergency absent voter ballots will be available until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.  Election Day registrants may obtain and vote absent voter ballots in person in the clerk's office and must provide proof of residency, until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.