A large voter turnout and extraordinarily long ballot for the Nov. 6 election means that would-be voters' best bet to avoid long lines this election is to vote absentee.
“I’m encouraging qualified voters to apply for an absentee ballot,” said City Clerk Kathy Buda. “That will allow them to feel less rushed and to thoroughly read the ballot.”
Buda said that more than 8,000 Dearborn residents have already voted absentee in this election.
The last day to request an absentee ballot is Saturday, Nov. 3. The Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to process absentee applications. Absentee ballot applications and additional information are also available by calling 943-2031 or 943-2032.
Absentee ballots must be turned in to the clerk's office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6—the same time polls close on Election Day.