City of Southfield 2021 Election News & Info Center


November 1, 2021

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Election Day -- Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Local General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all 36 voting precincts throughout Southfield. Click on the map below to determine your correct voting precinct if voting in-person on Election Day. 

City of Southfield Voting Precincts (PDF)


Secure Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Boxes

The City of Southfield has recently installed two (2) new secure Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Boxes throughout the city. Click on the PDF link below to view all locations. Absentee ballots may be dropped off at any box 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week until 8 p.m. on November 2, 2021; however, voters are encouraged to not wait until the last minute to cast their vote.


Absent Voter Ballot

The State of Michigan is now a NO-reason absentee vote state, meaning residents can cast an absentee ballot without giving a reason.

Absent Voter Applications

Michigan law requires that a new application be completed for each election for which an absentee ballot is needed. To request an Application for Absent Voters Ballot, visit the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 26000 Evergreen Road; contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 796-5150, or download a copy of the application for Absent Voter Ballot Form. Please be sure to sign and print your full name and address on the application form.

If you are interested in receiving an Absent Voter Application for all future elections, please complete the Permanent Absent Voter Request Form and return it to the City Clerk's Office. Once your signature is received, your name will be recorded on a Permanent Absent Voter List to receive Absent Voter Applications for all future elections.

The City Clerk's Office will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Saturday prior to Election Day to accept and process Absent Voter Ballot Applications.

Absentee Ballots issued on the Monday prior to the Election must be voted on-site by 4 p.m.; they cannot leave the Municipal Building per State Election Law. All Absent Voter Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 8 p.m. on Election night in order to be counted.

Request for Reissuance of Absentee Ballot (Online form)

Affidavit of Absent Voter Request to Spoil Absent Voter Ballot (PDF)