2019 Election NewsThe State of Michigan is now a NO-reason absentee vote state, meaning residents can cast an absentee ballot without giving a reason.Are You Registered to Vote?
Mark Your Calendars:
Last Day to Register for November General Election
Mailed Applications: Postmarked 15 days before election day
From the 14th day before the election through Election Day, registration must be done in person at the City Clerk's Office, including on Election Day.
To register, residents must show proof of residency in the form of:
-Drivers license or State ID with address in the city or township
-Current utility bill
-Current bank statement
-Current paycheck or other governmental document
Local General Election
November 5, 2019 Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Positions to be elected:
City Council Member(s)
Three Seats: 4-year terms
One Seat: 2-year termThe filing deadline for all candidates is Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Are you registered to vote?
Do you know your voting precinct?
to find your voter information.CLICK HERE
to find your polling location.Military and Overseas Voters
New state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections. If you or someone you know is a member of the military or a U.S. citizen overseas, CLICK HERE
to receive a ballot.Click here
for more information on filling out an FCPA application.No Campaigning at the Polls
Pursuant to Michigan Election Law, all campaigning on Election Day must be at least 100 feet from any doorway used by voters to enter the polling place. Campaign buttons, hats, clothing with candidate names or campaign slogans, must be covered or removed when entering the polling place.Photo ID Requirement to Vote:
Due to a recent court ruling, all Michigan voters must show current photo identification before voting at the polls. Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a current Michigan driver's license or personal identification card. A voter who is unable to show picture identification can vote after signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.Election Inspectors Needed
The City Clerk’s Office is seeking applicants to work as Election Inspectors for all elections held in the City of Southfield. Michigan law allows students age 16 years or older to work at the polls.
Applications from workers of all eligible ages are welcome. You must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan. Compensation for Election Inspectors is $230 for the full day (6 a.m. until polls close and election results are reported); Chairpersons receive $275 for the day.
Fill out the Election Inspector Application (PDF)
or stop by the City Clerk’s Office to submit an application.