be eligible to vote, you must register at least 30 days before the election in
which you wish to vote.
register you must be:
least 18 years old by election day
resident of the township where you are applying to vote
can register by appearing in person at:
Secretary of State branch office.
Hills residents can register at Southfield Township Offices next to the Village
Offices on 13 Mile Road west of Southfield.
county clerk's office.
Family Independence Agency (FIA) office.
agencies providing services through the FIA, Department of Community Health or
Michigan Jobs Commission that offers voter registration services to their clients.
can register by mail, but you must vote in person in the first election following
you move within your village or township, or change your name, you should immediately
notify the clerk of your village or township of residence.
you move to another city or township, you must re-register.
sure you are registered
your polling place by identifying the precinct you live in and checking with the
village or townships clerk's office.
are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on election day
your voter registration card, which will be checked against the list of registered
voters for the precinct.
using the equipment and instructions provided at the polling place
may request assistance from the precinct board without stating a reason. If you
are blind, disabled or unable to read or write, you may ask anyone (except your
employer or union or any of their agents) to give you assistance
may apply for an absentee ballot if:
are a registered voter
are 60 years of age or older
expect to be absent from the community in which you are a registered to vote during
the entire time polling place are open on election day
are unable to go to the polls and vote without assistance
have been appointed an election inspector in a precinct other than the one in
which you reside
are confined in jail or prison awaiting arraignment or trial.
can obtain an absentee ballot by writing to the Southfield Township Clerk or appearing
in person at the Township Office with the following information:
- Your name
date of the election
address where you are registered to vote the reason you are requesting an absentee
address where you wish to receive your ballot (must be a bona fide residential
signature and the date of your request
you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday
before the election. Make your request early to allow for delivery time.
voter eligible to vote by absent voter ballot may also vote in person at the clerks
office anytime up to 4 p.m. the day before the election.
completed absentee ballot must be received by 8:00 pm on the date of the election.