Election Information

2016 Election Dates


Voter Registration Deadline

March 8, 2016, Presidential Primary Election Monday, February 8, 2016
August 2, 2016, State Primary Election Tuesday, July 5, 2016
November 8, 2016, General Election Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ballot Marking Instructions

Clarification - Straight Party Voting allowed on November ballot.  Click here for Updated Ballot Marking Instructions PDF.  

Earlier this year the State Legislature passed a law that eliminated straight party voting on the November ballot. The issue was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court who has put a stay on this ban as they deliberate. As a result straight party voting is available on the ballot this November.

The Absentee Ballots are inserted in secrecy sleeves which have the straight party option marked off but instructions have been included with the ballot that give instructions for straight party voting. Please use the green instruction sheet as you vote your Absentee Ballot.


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 clerk@waterfordmi.gov) to have an application mailed directly to you. 

Application for Election Worker

The Waterford Clerk's Office is accepting applications for Poll Workers. Fill out an Election Inspector Application (PDF).