2016 Election News
Are You Registered to Vote?
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Presidential Primary Election
March 8, 2016
August 2, 2016
November 8, 2016
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Are you registered to vote?
Do you know your voting precinct?
to find your voter information.
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.
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.
Voter Assist Terminals
All Southfield voters and members of the disability community are encouraged to utilize the AutoMark Voter Assist Terminal. First introduced to Southfield voters in 2006, the AutoMark provides access and on-site participation to all voters in Southfield. Voters who are physically disabled, visually impaired or otherwise unable to mark a ballot in the usual way can utilize the AutoMark device to vote independently. The screen magnification and contrast features make it a useful tool for all voters to use. The AutoMark units were paid for with Federal dollars under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), and are compatible with the M-100 optical scan voting machines.
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 $140 for the full day (6 a.m. until polls close and election results are reported); Chairpersons receive $180 for the day.
Fill out the Election Inspector Application (PDF)
or stop by the City Clerk’s Office to submit an application.