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Election Information

2015 Election Date
 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - State Primary 
Only Precinct 10 Voters within the Pontiac School District


The Waterford Clerk's Office is accepting Applications for Poll Workers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register to vote?
Registrations are taken at the Clerk's Office during regular business hours. You also register to vote at any Secretary of State Office in Michigan. Waterford no longer has a local branch office of the Secretary of State. Please call (888)767-6424 to locate a branch near you or visit: Michigan Secretary of State Offices website

Where do I vote?
Your voting poll is shown on your voter ID card. Please contact the Clerk's Office (248) 674-6266 or visit the Clerk's Web Page or the Michigan Voter Information Center to learn where your voting poll is.

How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
There is an application process to obtain an absentee ballot. Applications are available on line or by calling our office at (248) 674-6266. Qualifications for requesting an absentee ballot are: 60 years or older; unable to vote without assistance at the polls; expecting to be out of town on election day; in jail awaiting arraignment; unable to attend the polls due to religion; appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your voting precinct.

SNOW BIRD ALERT!  Please note that election mail will not be forwarded.   If you will be away from your Michigan address and wish to have an application mailed to you, please contact the Clerk’s office. Absent voter applications for the March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Election will mail to voters on the permanent absent voter's list the beginning of January 2016. 

Forward your completed application to the Clerk. 

MAIL TO:                                                FAX TO:                                      OR  EMAIL
Sue Camilleri, Clerk                               (248) 674-5455
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329

We may not issue an absentee voter's ballot to anyone other than the voter. Absent Voter's ballot requests are completed and mailed the day they are received.

Michigan law no longer allows us to automatically mail absentee ballot applications to everyone 60 years and older. If you would like to be added tot he Permanent Absent Voter's List, please call our office at (248) 674-6266.
What are the requirements for election signs?
View the election sign ordinance.


What identification do I need to show at the polls?

 

VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT IN EFFECT

Due to a court ruling every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.  (See MCL 158.523 for picture identification requirement)

IN PERSON AT THE POLLING LOCATION

Voters with picture identification:
Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card.  Voters who do not possess either document may show an approved picture identification as long as they are current; please see below.

Voters without picture identification:
Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification.  Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

IN PERSON ABSENT VOTER BALLOT REQUESTS
As of March 28, 2013, an individual who is registered to vote OR obtaining an absentee ballot in person, must present photo identification or sign the Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Picture.

ABSENT VOTERS WITHOUT PICTURE ID:  Absentee voters that obtain ballots in person and do not produce an acceptable form of picture ID must also sign the affidavit.  NOTEAbsentee voters who sign the affidavit instead of producing an acceptable photo ID will be issued a Challenged Ballot.

List of Acceptable forms of identification:
  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
  • Federal or State government issued photo identification.
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.
Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to the Township Clerk's Office.

For more election related FAQs and information, please visit Michigan Department of State