Farmington area Election Day: What you should know

Farmington area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, August 7 to choose candidates who’ll run in November and decide the fate of a SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) millage renewal.

Farmington and Farmington Hills, along with other cities in Oakland County, have adopted the Verity voting system. If you haven’t voted in a while, here’s what to expect: FARMINGTON AREA VOTERS WILL SEE NEW MACHINES, SMALLER BALLOTS.

Here’s what you should know:

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Local election results will be electronically transmitted to Oakland County and will start showing up at oakgov.com shortly after 8 p.m.

You can find your polling location online.

Maps and lists of polling places are available on city websites:

You can also check with the State of Michigan: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/.

If you live in Farmington Hills, your usual polling place may have changed due to school construction: FARMINGTON HILLS AUGUST PRIMARY PRECINCT LOCATIONS CHANGE

You don’t need a photo ID to vote, but it’ll speed up the process.

Voters who don’t have accepted identification can still vote, but must sign an affidavit before casting a ballot. Learn more about ID requirements at michigan.gov

Forgot to turn in your absent voter ballot? You can still vote.

You may turn in your AV ballot at City Hall. Or once election workers confirm that your ballot has not already been cast, you can vote at your regular polling place.

Still undecided?

We’ve put together a collection of links to candidate websites, League of Women Voters Oakland Area guides, and other sources of nonpartisan information here: LEARN MORE ABOUT CANDIDATES, ISSUES ON YOUR AUGUST 7 BALLOT

Get more local election information at fhgov.com in Farmington Hills and farmgov.com in Farmington.