On Tuesday, November 5, voters in Farmington and Farmington Hills will elect new local officials and help decide the fate of an Oakland Community College operating millage. Here’s what you should know about Election Day in Farmington and Farmington Hills:
Prepare by reviewing your ballot
Here’s information on the Oakland Community College millage proposal: oaklandcc.edu/millage2019/faqs.aspx
And here are links to Candidate Forum videos:
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://sos.state.mi.us.
You can register to vote on Election Day.
A change to Michigan law allows you to register, with proof of residency, and vote at your City Clerk’s office until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
You don’t need a photo ID to vote, but it’ll speed up the process.
Voters who don’t have accepted photo identification (driver’s license, state-issued ID, military ID, passport, student ID) can still vote, but must sign an affidavit before casting a ballot. Learn more about the requirements at michigan.gov.
Leave the campaign lit at home.
You cannot wear or carry anything campaign-related into your polling place. Election workers may ask you to turn t-shirts inside out, or stow hats, buttons, mailers, etc. in your pocket or bag.
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.