Election Information


Polling locations were consolidated in February 2018 and new voter identification cards were mailed to every voter.  Please confirm your new voting location from your new identification card or the

Michigan Voter Information website.

2019 Election Dates

Special Election, Tuesday, November 5, 2019

There will be a Special Election for Oakland Community College - Operating Millage Renewal Proposal on November 5th.  

This proposal authorizes Oakland Community College to continue to levy 0.7545 mill for operating purposes for 10 years as a renewal of millage previously approved by the electors in 2010, which expires with the 2021 tax levy.  Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be levied on all taxable property within the Oakland Community College district, State of Michigan, be renewed at a rate of 0.7545 mill ($0.7545 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2022 through 2031, inclusive, to provide funds for College operating purposes?  It is estimated that if the millage is approved and 0.7545 mill is levied in 2022, it would raise $45,065,057 for the College.

2020 Election Dates

Presidential Primary Tuesday, March 10, 2020 
August Primary Tuesday, August 4, 2020 
November General Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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 workers 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.