November 6, 2018 General Election
After 8:00 p.m. on election night, results will be updated by Oakland County in real time. Use the above link to access the Oakland County Elections Division web site.
Know Before You Go
Voters who are familiar with the ballot before entering the voting booth on November 6, 2018 will help alleviate lengthy wait times at the polls. In addition to expected record-breaking turnout, the ballot is long. Know before you go about the 22 offices, 103 candidates and 3 statewide proposals on the ballot. Here's how:
- View your Sample Ballot on this website. Because of the large 8.5" x 20" size of the ballot these links are meant to be viewed. Printing them as an 8.5" x 11" document will reduce the readability of the sample ballot significantly.
- Full size copies of the 8.5" x 20" sample ballot are available at the Clerks Office, 151 Martin St., Birmingham MI 48009. Call 248-530-1880 to have one mailed to you.
- Voters' sample ballots are also available at www.michigan.gov/vote.
- QR Codes will be posted at the precincts. Download a free QR code reader to your smart phone and download a sample ballot to your phone.
Download an Application for an Absent Voter Ballot. Complete the form, sign it, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A ballot will be mailed to you typically within 24 hours. Or drop your application off in person at the City Clerks Office, 151 Martin St. and receive your ballot while you wait.
The City Clerks office will be open Saturday, November 3, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, to issue absentee ballots.
NO STRAIGHT-PARTY VOTING OPTION ON THE BALLOT:
Due to an order issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the option to vote straight party will NOT appear on the November ballot.
VOTERS IN BIRMINGHAM WILL ELECT CANDIDATES TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
United States Senator
Representative in Congress, 11th District
State Senator, 13th District
Representative in State Legislature, 40th District
Member of the State Board of Education
Regent of the University of Michigan
Trustee of Michigan State University
Governor of Wayne State University
County Commissioner, 12th District
Justice of Supreme Court
Judge of Court of Appeals, 2nd District
Judge of Circuit Court, 6th Circuit
Judge of Probate Court
Judge of District Court, 48th District
Board of Trustees Member, Oakland Community College
Board Member, Birmingham Public Schools
Proposal 18-1. A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.
Proposal 18-2. A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.
Proposal 18-3. A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.
Full text of the proposal may be obtained by clicking here SAMPLE BALLOTS.
Voting at the Polls
The polls are open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
You will need to bring photo identification such as your driver’s license or passport. You do not need your voter registration card. If you forget to bring your ID, you will be asked to sign an affidavit. Confirm your voting precinct here.
Your voter identification card indicates the precinct location where you vote for all elections. The following are the voting precincts: Precinct Map
Holy Name School,
|Use north entrance|
|Derby Middle School,
1300 Derby (East of Adams)
|Voting in the gym|
|Derby Middle School,
1300 Derby (East of Adams)
|Voting in the gym|
|First Presbyterian Church,
1669 West Maple
|Use south entrance|
Next (formerly BASCC)/Midvale School,
|Voting in gym, use east entrance|
|Voting on second floor, conf rm 202-203|
|Voting in gym|
|Adams Fire Station,
572 South Adams
|Use west entrance|
| Ice Arena,
2300 East Lincoln
|Voting in conference room|
|How do I apply for an absentee ballot?||
An eligible voter may apply for an absentee ballot until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018.
In addition to our regular business hours, the City Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to issue and accept absentee ballots.
|When do I need to return my absentee ballot?|| We must receive your absentee ballot by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
For your convenience, a drop-box is located on the south side of the building. The drop-box is checked daily and allows you the ability to drop off your ballot any time of the day or night.
Do I qualify for an absentee ballot?
If you meet one of the requirements below, you are eligible for an absentee ballot:
|Military and Overseas Voters|| Please click here for additional information on obtaining an absentee ballot
Federal Postcard Application
If you are over sixty and would like to automatically receive an application for an absentee ballot for all elections, please let us know. NOTE: You must complete an absentee ballot application for each election in order to receive an absentee ballot.
Voting with Assistance
Federal and state laws require every City to provide accessible registration and voting locations for voters who are disabled. If you require voting assistance, ask the election workers for help and two inspectors will assist you.
Registering to Vote
To be eligible to vote in the next election, you must be registered at least 30 day prior to the election and fulfill these requirements:
- a U. S. Citizen
- at least 18 years of age by election day
- a resident of the City of Birmingham for at least 30 days
You may register to vote by mail (voter registration form), at your City or County Clerk's Office or any Secretary of State branch office. If you move to a new City you must re-register to vote. If you move within the same City, the Clerk's Office can handle the change. All Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license. Consequently, if you change your voter registration address your drivers license address will change. The reverse is true as well. Voter registration information may be obtained on the state web site at www.Michigan.gov/vote.
Confirm your voter registration here.
Additional information may be obtained through the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) web site maintained by the Michigan Department of State: www.Michigan.gov/vote.
Contact the Birmingham City Clerk’s Office.