Election Information

2022 Election Dates

  • March 1, 2022, Special Primary - State House District 43 - ONLY
  • May 3, 2022, Special Election - State House District 43 - ONLY
  • August 2, 2022, State Primary Election
  • November 8, 2022, General Election

Local Results

Spoiled Absentee Ballots
Voters must submit an absent voter ballot affidavit to spoil a ballot. Voters have the right to spoil a ballot under most circumstances, and requests for new ballots must always include the voter’s signature and must be submitted in writing.  The following are the voter’s options:


Voter VOTED and RETURNED their ballot and requests to spoil it and receive a new one:
  • May request a new ballot be mailed until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election
  • May request a new ballot in person until 10:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the election
  • No option on election day to spoil the ballot that has been received by the Clerk
Voter lost or never received AV Ballot:
  • May request a new ballot be mailed until 5:00 pm on the Friday prior to the election
  • May request a new ballot in person until 4:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the election
  • May vote in person on election day by completing the Affidavit of Lost or Destroyed Absent Voter Ballot
Voter received AV Ballot and requests to spoil it and receive a new one


  • May request a new ballot be mailed until 5:00 pm on the Friday prior to the election.
  • May request a new ballot in person until 4:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the election.
  • May vote in person on election day by completing the Affidavit of Lost or Destroyed Absent Voter Ballot

Permanent Absent Voter's List
With the recent passage of Proposal 3 in the November 2018 General Election, registered voters can now request an absentee ballot without providing a reason.  Under Michigan election law, you are eligible to be placed on the Permanent Absent Voter List.

Benefits of being on the Permanent Absent Voter List:

  • You will automatically receive an absent voter ballot application for every election.
  • If you choose to return the application, we will send you a ballot as soon as they arrive in our office.
  • You will avoid potentially long lines at the polls.
To be included on the Permanent Absent Voter's List, contact the Clerk's office at 248-674-6266. This will enable the Clerk's office to mail you an application for an absent voter's ballot before each election. Remember, you must complete an application before we are able to mail your ballot.


Application for Election Worker

The Waterford Clerk's Office is accepting applications for Poll Workers. Fill out an Election Inspector Application (PDF).  Election worker's pay starts at $175.00 plus additional pay for training.


Absent Voter Ballot Applications

An absent voter's ballot application must be completed before an absent voter's ballot may be issued.  Contact the Clerk's office via e-mail or call 248-674-6266 to request an absent voter's ballot application.

The persons who may be in lawful possession of a signed absentee ballot request are limited to 1) the applicant

2) a member of the applicant’s immediate family

3) a person residing in the applicant’s household

4) a person whose job normally includes the handling of mail (but only during the course of his or her employment)

5) a registered elector asked to handle the application by the applicant

6) an authorized election official. 

A violation is a misdemeanor.


A registered elector who returns an AV ballot application at the request of the applicant must sign the Certificate of Authorized Registered Elector Returning Absentee Ballot Application portion of the application.

Ballot Marking Instructions 

Click here for Updated Ballot Marking Instructions PDF.  

Returning Absent Voter's Ballot
The persons who may return an absentee ballot are limited to:

 1) the voter
 2) a member of the voter’s immediate family who has been asked to return the ballot
 3) a person residing in the voter’s household who has been asked to return the ballot
 4) a person whose job normally includes the handling of mail (but only during the course of his or her employment)
 5) an authorized election official.
 
A violation is a felony.

Vacation Alert

Please note that election mail will not be forwarded. If you will be away from your Michigan address, contact the Clerk's office (248-674-6266 or e-mail) to have, an application mailed directly to you.