Nov. 5 is Election Day, and if you have questions about voting, West Bloomfield Patch can help.
All of our election coverage, including news stories, candidate profiles and letters to the editor, can be found in the Elections and Government categories on our site. Here's what else you should know:
Absent Voter: You may pick up an absent voter ballot on Monday, but you can't take it with you – you'll have to vote at town hall. If you haven't turned in your ballot, you can vote at your precinct on Election Day.
Regular Ballots: A new state law eliminates the requirement to have instructions printed on your ballot. Instructions will be inserted into a plastic pouch that will be placed on the outside of your ballot's secrecy sleeve.
Sample Ballots: If you want to review a ballot before you vote, you can find sample ballots through the township's website. A quick link to election information is located on the Clerk's page.
Township Clerk Catherine Shaughnessy's office can answer your election-related questions. Call 248-451-4848.
Are you eligible to vote? Here are the requirements for casting a ballot on election day:
- Registered with the city at least 30 days prior to the election
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old
- A resident of the city for at least 30 days
Find out whether you're registered to vote on the Michigan Secretary of State website.
Find your polling place through an online tool offered by Publius.org. Just type in your name, and click "Go".
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Be sure to bring some form of picture identification when you go to vote. The Michigan Secretary of State website has a list of identification accepted at polling places and explains how to vote when you don't have a picture ID.
The citizenship check box is no longer required.