The Township Clerk is responsible for conducting all Township, County, State, Federal and School Elections held in West Bloomfield Township as well as for voter registration.
All eligible voters now have the right to vote absentee. Follow this link
to learn how to add your name to the Permanent Absent Voter List.
NO REASON ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION
The West Bloomfield Township Clerk's Office encourages
absentee voting as a great alternative during the current health crisis.
The next election is to be held on Tuesday August 4, 2020, for the State Primary. Please click the following links for more information: Official Candidate List and/or Official Proposal List. The Clerk’s Office will update this page as more information becomes available. You may also visit the Oakland County Clerk’s website for election information as it becomes available.
Please see links below for all pertinent election information.
Election Information (click here for information regarding upcoming and previous elections)
Voter Precinct Maps & Sample Ballots
Register to Vote (click here for a Voter's Registration Application)
To register to vote, you must be at least 17.5 years old and must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Township/City you wish to vote in, and not serving a sentence in jail or prison. However, in order to vote, you must also be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.
Up to the 15th day prior to an election, a voter may register in person at any Secretary of State Office, the local clerk's office, any designated state agency, or by mail. From the 14th day prior to election day, a voter must register in person with the local clerk and provide residency verification in order to vote in the upcoming election. Mail-in registrants will be notified to apply in person.
If a voter wishes to regsiter on election day, they must do so in person at the local clerk's office providing residency verification (call 248-451-4848 for details) in order to obtain a ballot for that election.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID INCLUDE (all must be current execpt for Michigan Driver's License/State ID):
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PROOF OF RESIDENCY INCLUDED:
- Michigan Driver's License/State ID (can be expired)
- U.S. Passport
- Military ID
- Tribal ID
- High School or University ID
- Federal or State Employment ID
- Current Utility Bill
- Bank Statement
- Government check
- Other governement document
How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
With the adoption of Proposal 3 in November 2018, voters in Michigan are no longer required to give a reason when requesting an Absent Voter's Ballot. However, they are still required to fill out an application (name, address, and contact information) and sign the application.
If you would like an absentee ballot, you can call the Clerk's Office at 248-451-4848 to have an application mailed to you, or fill out an Absentee Ballot Application and return by mail, fax (248) 682-3788, or deliver to the Clerk's Office as stated on the bottom of the form. For your convenience, it is also avaialble to use the Township Drop Box next to the Postal Box at Town Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As of November 2018, a voter who wishes to spoil their Absent Voter Ballot must request to do so in writing. Click here for an Affidavit of Absent Voter Request to Spoil Absent Voter Ballot. A request for a new ballot to be mailed to your present address must be received by the Township Clerk’s office before 2pm on the Saturday immediately before an election. An in-person request for a new ballot must be received by the Clerk’s office before 4pm the Monday immediately before the election. Each voter must sign the affidavit. Electronic signatures cannot be accepted.
LOCAL OFFICE CANDIDATES:
I am interested in running as a candidate for a local office? What steps do I need to take?
Interested parties may either call or come into the Clerk's Office for additional information about running for local office. You can reach the Clerk's Office at 248-451-4848.
I am interested in becoming an election worker, what steps do I need to take?
In order to become an election worker, you will need to complete an Election Inspector Application and submit it to the Clerk's Office. Please be sure to complete the Application and the W-4s in their entirety.
You must also meet the following qualifications:
You must be a citizen of the United States, registered to vote in Michigan, and have never been convicted of an election crime. Minors as young as 16 years of age (by Election Day) can serve as Inspectors in a precinct, provided there are at least three Inspectors 18 or older in the same precinct.
Please click the link below for a copy of the Election Inspector Application.
ELECTION INSPECTOR APPLICATION