Election and Voter Information


City of Inkster Elections

General Information

For more election-related FAQs and information, please visit the Michigan Department of State.


Elections Topics

Absentee Ballot Information

There is an application process to obtain an absentee ballot. To obtain an application call City Hall at (313) 563-9770 or visit the Michigan Secretary of State website.

Absentee ballots must be returned before 8 pm on election day to be counted. Postmarks are not accepted. Ballots may be returned to City Hall before election day during regular business hours on election day between 7 am and 8 pm. 

Mail Applications to:

Verna Chapman, City Clerk
 City of Inkster
 26215 Trowbridge
Inkster, Michigan 48141

Your ballot will be mailed to any address you request on the day we receive your signed application.

If you would like to automatically receive a ballot, please call the Clerk’s office to be on the list at (313) 563-9770.

Voter Registration

To check if you are registered to vote, please visit the State of Michigan Voter Information Center.

Voter Identification Requirement

Due to a recent court ruling every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 158.523 for picture identification requirement)

Voters with picture identification:

Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:

  • Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state.
  • Federal or State government-issued photo identification.
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with a photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.


Voters without picture identification:

Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote by signing an affidavit.

Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to the City Clerk.