Elections/Voting

The Township Clerk is responsible for conducting all Township, County, State, Federal and School Elections held in West Bloomfield Township as well as for voter registration.  

Elections/Voting
The next election to be held will be on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the State Primary.  The Ballot will have a Partisan and a Nonpartisan section.  The Partisan Section will have candidates for the Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties. 

Please remember that in a State Primary there is NO CROSSOVER VOTING.  Once you choose to vote in a party's column, you cannot vote in another party's race.  Example:  If you vote in the Reputlican column for Governor, you may not vote in the Democratic or Liberartian columns for any other contest.  Doing so will result in the Partisan Section of the Ballot not being counted.  Votes cast in the Nonpartisan Section of the ballot, however, will still be counted.  

Please see links below for all pertinent election information.
 
Election Information  (click here for information regarding upcoming and previous elections)

Voter Precinct Maps & Sample Ballots

Register to Vote

To register to vote, you must be at least 17.5 years old and must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Township/City you wish to vote in, and registered to vote at least thrity (30) days prior to the election in which you wish to vote;  however, to vote, you must also be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.  

Registrations are taken at the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. You may also register to vote at any Secretary of State Office in Michigan. Criteria for registration is available at the Secretary of State website.

Absentee Voters

How do I obtain an absentee ballot? 

Qualifications to request an absentee ballot include:

  • 60 and older
  • disabled or unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of precinct of residence
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial

If you would like an absentee ballot, you can call the Clerk's Office (248-451-4848) to have an application mailed to you or fill out Absentee Ballot Application and return by mail, fax (248) 682-3788, or deliver to the Clerk's Office as stated on the bottom of the form. Yes, you can use the Township Drop Box next to the Postal Box at Town Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.