In addition, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake residents will elect new council members.
Here are five things you can do before election day to be a more informed and involved voter:
1. Apply for an absent voter ballot.
If you can't get to your polling place, you can still exercise your right to vote. Absent ballot applications are available on the West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake websites. If you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
2. Review a sample ballot.These are also available on the West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake websites.
3. Learn about the candidates.Fortunately, voters have a plethora of information to help them get to know the people who want their votes:
- League of Women Voters Oakland Area Voter Guide (click the link for your community to access candidate responses)
- Civic Center TV has posted video of candidate forums for all three cities. Find them under the "On Demand" link at civiccentertv.com.