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Need to Know: Where Do I Vote During the Feb. 28 Primary?

Will you be a participant in the Michigan presidential primary next Tuesday? Here is information on voting with an absentee ballot, as well as a list of West Bloomfield's 27 precincts.

The Feb. 28 presidential primary election is less than one week away, and that means one thing for West Bloomfield residents: prepare to participate in democracy.

Of course, many voters in West Bloomfield have already voted, or still plan to vote, through the absentee ballot process. West Bloomfield deputy clerk Joe Munem said that on Tuesday morning, the clerk's office had received 3,960 absentee ballots from the 5,605 which were mailed, or about 71 percent. 

For those who'd like to vote absentee, there is still time to cast your ballot. For others, who plan to cast their votes on Tuesday, a list of precincts follows.

Voting absentee

According to the township Clerk, a separate absent voter ballot request must be submitted for each election unless the voter asks to be placed on the permanent absent voter ballot list. Those who qualify will be mailed an absentee voter ballot 75 days before the election.

If you're not a permanent absent voter, however, you can still submit an absent voter ballot. To obtain the ballot, call the clerk's office (1-248-451-4848) to have the ballot mailed to you or download and print the form for submission. When the form is completed, you can  mail, fax, or deliver it to the clerk's office — and you also can use the township's drop box at Town Hall to deliver it any time.

You can receive an absentee ballot if:

  • You are unable to vote without assistance.
  • You are 60 or older.
  • You expect to be absent from the city on Election Day.
  • You are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • You have been assigned to work as a precinct worker in a precinct other than where you are registered.
  • You are unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs.

If you are temporarily outside the United States, you can use a federal postcard application (FPCA) to apply for an absent voter ballot. The FPCA must be signed under oath unless you, your spouse or your parents are serving in the armed forces or merchant marine.

All ballots must be back to the clerk's office by 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Election Day. If you're curious, track your absentee ballot with the Oakland County Absentee Ballot Tracker.

Precincts in West Bloomfield

All precincts are in the 9th Congressional District, 48th District Court, 2nd Court of Appeals and 6th Circuit Court. All of West Bloomfield is in the 15th State Senatorial District except for one street in Precinct 5.

Precinct 1 (Orchard Lake Middle School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: northwest rear of building

Precinct 2 (Walnut Creek Middle School)

  • County Commissioner District: 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrance: all entrances

Precinct 3 (Pine Hill Congregational Church)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Pontiac
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ all entrances

Precinct 4 (Twin Beach Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ north side of building

Precinct 5 (Gretchko Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 5
  • State Legislative District: 43
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrances: all entrances

Precinct 6 (West Hills Middle School)

  • County Commissioner District: 16 and 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Bloomfield Hills
  • Handicapped Entrance: north side of building

Precinct 7 (Doherty Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ rear of building

Precinct 8 (Scotch Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 43
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped ­ Entrance: all entrances

Precinct 9 (Beth Ahm Synagogue)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: ­ 39
  • School District: Farmington
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ east side of building

Precinct 10 (Ealy Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16 and 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Birmingham
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ front of building

Precinct 11 (Shepherd King Lutheran Church)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: rear and north side of building

Precinct 12 (Temple Israel)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ rear side of building

Precinct 13 (Lone Pine Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Bloomfield Hills
  • Handicapped Entrance: main entrance

Precinct 14 (Keith Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 5
  • State Legislative District: 43
  • School District: Waterford
  • Handicapped Entrance:­ north side of building

Precinct 15 (Main Library)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: all entrances

Precinct 16 (West Hills Middle School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Bloomfield Hills and West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: north side of building

Precinct 17 (Holy Spirit Lutheran Church)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills
  • Handicapped Entrance: south side of building

Precinct 18 (Pleasant Lake Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrance: all entrances

Precinct 19 (Covenant Baptist Church)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: northwest side of building

Precinct 20 (Temple Israel)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake and West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: ­rear south side of building

Precinct 21 (Drake Sports Park)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrance: south side of building

Precinct 22 (Maple Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrance: ­north second door

Precinct 23 (Walnut Creek Middle School)

  • County Commissioner District: 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrance: all entrances

Precinct 24 (Maple Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrance: ­north second door

Precinct 25 (Gretchko Elementary School)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 5
  • State Legislative District: 43
  • School District: West Bloomfield and Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrances: east side of building

Precinct 26 (Congregation B'nai Moshe)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 17
  • State Legislative District: 39
  • School District: West Bloomfield and Walled Lake
  • Handicapped Entrances: main entrance

Precinct 27 (Community Service Center)

  • County Commissioner District: ­ 16
  • State Legislative District: 43
  • School District: West Bloomfield
  • Handicapped Entrances: north end

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