Wednesday Wisdom about ..... absentee ballots!
You still have time to get, and vote with, and absentee ballot for the Aug. 7 mid-term primary election.
Our Clerk's Office can **mail it to you** until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. After that, voters who want an absentee ballot can come to the Clerk's Office -- Room 111 at City Hall -- before 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. You must vote the ballot in the office, if you do this.
Voters can return your voted absentee ballots to the Clerk's Office up through Election Day -- Aug. 7.
**Please note** that if you mail it, the envelope requires extra postage -- we've received ballots with the Post Office stamp that says it takes 71 cents.
You can apply for an absentee ballot if you 1) are 60 years or older, 2) expect to be out of town on Election Day, 3) are physically unable to get to the polls without assistance, 4) cannot go to the polls due to your religious beliefs, 5) are an election worker in a precinct other than where you vote, or 6) are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial.
Get more info at battlecreekmi.gov/elections!