Election Information


Early Voting Available this August & November in Southfield!

Early Voting will be available from July 27, 2024 - August 4, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Park & Recreation Room 115. Early voting will also be available for all Southfield precincts at Oakland County’s regional site: Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI.

Election News

2024 Election Dates:

  • Primary Election August 6, 2024
  • General Election November 5, 2024

All you need to know about the 2024 Election Cycle:

The Southfield City Clerk's is hiring Election Worker's for the 2024 election cycle! Eligible individuals are encouraged to fill out an application online and return the form by email to cityclerk@cityofsouthfield.com or by mail to Southfield City Clerk, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan 48076.

Please Note: If you are on the Permanent Absentee List, you you will receive an Absent Voter Application for each election cycle. This Application must be signed and returned to the City Clerk's Office in order to receive an Absentee Ballot.

Voter Details

Precinct Location Changes

  • Temporary Precinct Location Change: Voters for precincts 11 and 12 (Adler) will vote at City Hall for the Presidential Primary February 27, 2024, August 6, 2024 Primary Election and the November 5, 2024 General Election due to construction at the school.
  • Temporary Precinct Location Change: Voters for precincts 25 & 26 (Stevenson School ) will vote at Birney Middle School at 27225 Evergreen Road for the Presidential Primary February 27, 2024, August 6, 2024 Primary Election and the November 5, 2024 General Election due to construction at the school.
  • Permanent Precinct Location Change: Voters for precincts 13 and 14 (Beth Yehudah) will vote at Thompson School-16300 Lincoln

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

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.

The City Clerk's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 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)

      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, please download and complete the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request, Federal Post Card Application (FCPA). You can learn more about filling out an FCPA application by visiting their website.

      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.

      College Student Voters 

      Under a new State law, the address on your driver's license must match the address on your voter registration record. Any address change submitted on your driver's license will automatically carry over to your Voter Identification Card. This legislation particularly affects college students who often have their voter registration or driver's license changed to match their college address. 

      Please be aware that you can no longer use your college address on one (driver's license) if the other (voter registration) reflects your local residence; the addresses must match. 

      For more information or clarification, contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 796-5150, or access the Secretary of State's website.

      Last Day to Register

      Mailed applications must be 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.

      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.

      Election Results