Election Essentials 2021

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Election Day 2021

The general election takes place Nov. 2, 2021. Here’s what you need to know about the precincts, hours and details of voting in person or absentee.

Election Day hours: Precincts will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for in-person voting

Registering for the election: Voters can register for the Nov. 2 general election up to and on Election Day. Here’s how to register if you have not done so.

Absentee ballots: To vote absentee, you must request a ballot from your city clerk’s office. Both Farmington and Farmington Hills offer permanent absent voter lists. Sign up, and you’ll automatically receive an absent ballot application before each election.

Absent voter ballots come with postage-paid envelopes. You can also use these drop boxes:

  • Farmington Hills – in front of the Police Station, 31655 W. 11 Mile Rd., and on the south entrance wall of City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.
  • Farmington – drive-up boxes at the circle drive on the west side and at the east building entrance, drop boxes inside the east entrance vestibule and at the Clerk’s office inside City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.

Visit mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index to track your ballot, and call your city clerk if you have questions or concerns:

  • Farmington – 248-474-5500, ext. 2218
  • Farmington Hills – 248-871-2410

NOTE: It’s advised that you request an absentee ballot at least a month before the election. 


Official candidate list

Farmington city council candidates

highest vote totals, 4-year term; third highest, 2-year term

Farmington Hills city council candidates

three 4-year terms

Farmington Hills mayoral candidates

one 2-year term

Ballot question

Farmington Hills voters will decide whether to renew a 1.7 mill, 10-year public safety millage approved in 2011.

Hear from the fire and police chiefs:

View a city council presentation:

Candidate interviews

Meet your local candidates through the Farmington Voices podcast. Interviews will be posted as they are completed:

FARMINGTON VOICES: JOHNNA BALK, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: RANDY BRUCE, HILLS CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: MATT STRICKFADEN, HILLS CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: CATHI WAUN, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: STEVEN SCHNEEMANN, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: DAVID DELIND, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: JACOB KOVACS, FARMINGTON HILLS CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: JACOB NELSON, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: JON ALDRED, FARMINGTON HILLS CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: MARIA TAYLOR, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: GEOF PERROT, FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: VALERIE KNOL, FARMINGTON HILLS CITY COUNCIL

FARMINGTON VOICES: MICHAEL BRIDGES, FARMINGTON HILLS CITY COUNCIL


Oakland County Times publishes a series of candidate video interviews:

FARMINGTON

2021 Candidate Interview: Johnna Balk for Farmington City Council

2021 Candidate Interview: David DeLind for Farmington City Council

2021 Candidate Interview: Jacob Nelson for Farmington City Council

2021 Candidate Interview: Geof Perrot for Farmington City Council

2021 Candidate Interview: Cathi Waun for Farmington City Council

FARMINGTON HILLS

2021 Candidate Interview: Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

2021 Candidate Interview: Vicki Barnett for Farmington Hills Mayor

2021 Candidate Interview: Michael Bridges for Farmington Hills City Council

2021 Candidate Interview:  Jacob Kovacs for Farmington Hills City Council

2021 Candidate Interview: Matt Strickfaden for Farmington Hills City Council

Patch.com candidate questionnaires

FARMINGTON

Candidate Profile: Cathi Waun, Farmington City Council Member

Candidate Profile: Johnna Balk, Farmington City Council

FARMINGTON HILLS

Candidate Profile: Jacob Kovacs, Farmington Hills City Council

Candidate Profile: Gina Phillips, Farmington Hills Mayor

Candidate Profile: Jon Aldred, Farmington Hills City Council

Candidate Profile: Matt Strickfaden,Farmington Hills City Council

 

League of Women Voters Oakland Area candidate interviews

 

ELECTION INFORMATION CONTACTS

Farmington City Clerk’s Office

City Clerk Mary Mullison
Email: mmullison@farmgov.com
Phone: 248-475-5500 ext 2218
Address: 23600 Liberty Street, Farmington, MI 48335
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Elections Information

Farmington Hills Clerk’s Office

City Clerk Pam Smith
Email: psmith@fhgov.com
Phone: (248) 871-2410
Address: 31555 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Elections Information

Oakland County Elections Division

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown
Email:  clerk@oakgov.com
Address: 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 12 East, Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone:  (248) 858-0560
Fax:  (248) 858-1533

Important dates

Important dates

  • Monday, October 18 – Last day to register to vote in any matter other than in-person at your local Clerk’s Office.
  • Tuesday, October 19 through Tuesday, November 2 until 8 p.m. – A person may register to vote in person at their local Clerk’s Office with proof of residency.
  • Friday, October 29, 5 p.m. – Deadline for voters to request an absent voter ballot to be mailed via first class mail.
  • Monday, November 1, 4 p.m. – Deadline for registered voters to request an absent voter ballot in-person at the Clerk’s Office. You must vote in-person at the Clerk’s Office.
  • Tuesday, November 2, until 8 p.m. – A person registering to vote in-person at the Clerk’s Office may get and vote an absent voter ballot with proof of residency or vote in person at their proper precinct.

Absentee voter deadlines

Voters who want to receive an absent voter ballot have a few important dates to consider in October and November:

October 18
This is your last day to register to vote anywhere other than your city clerk’s office. After this date, you can register at your clerk’s office (through November 2, 8 p.m.).

October 29
If you want to receive a ballot by mail, your city clerk must receive your ballot application by October 29. Clerks cannot mail out ballots after that date. If you want to change your ballot, this is the last date that you can spoil an absent voter ballot by mail (deadline 5 p.m.)

November 1

This is the last day you can receive an absent voter ballot at City Hall. You must submit your request by 4 p.m. and vote your ballot before you leave. This is also the last day (deadline 10 a.m.) that you can spoil your ballot in person, at the Clerk’s office.

November 2

If you still have your absent voter ballot on Election Day, you have a couple of choices:

  • Return your ballot to your City Hall.
  • Vote at your precinct. (You’ll be asked to turn over your ballot.) You can also vote in person if you’ve lost your absent voter ballot.

Absent voter ballots come with postage-paid envelopes. You can also use these drop boxes:

  • Farmington Hills – in front of the Police Station, 31655 W. 11 Mile Rd., and on the south entrance wall of City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.
  • Farmington – on the east side of City Hall, or at the circle drive on the west side, 23600 Liberty St.

Voter Resources

Sample Ballots

Farmington Hills

Farmington

Polling places

City of Farmington

City of Farmington Precincts Map (PDF)

Precinct 1: Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.
Precinct 2: Freedom Gateway Church, 31590 Grand River Ave.
Precinct 3: Farmington High School, 32000 Shiawassee
Precinct 4: Farmington High School, 32000 Shiawassee
Precinct 5: Longacre Elementary Schoo, ,34850 Arundel
Precinct 6: Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 23815 Power Road

City of Farmington Hills:

Farmington Hills Voter Precincts Map (PDF)
Farmington Hills Precincts App (plug in your address to find your precinct)

Precinct 1: Warner Middle School, 30303 14 Mile Road
Precinct 2: United Orchard Methodist Church, 30450 Farmington Road
Precinct 3: Forest Elementary School, 34545 Old Timber Road
Precinct 4: Faith Covenant Church, 35415 14 Mile Road
Precinct 5: Grace Chapel Church, 27996 Halsted Road
Precinct 6: Grace Chapel Church, 27996 Halsted Road
Precinct 7: Hope Lutheran Church, 39200 12 Mile Road
Precinct 8: North Congregational Church, 36520 12 Mile Road
Precinct 9: Farmington STEAM Academy (formerly Dunckel Middle School), 32800 12 Mile Road
Precinct 10: Kenbrook Elementary School, 32130 Bonnet Hill Road
Precinct 11: Farmington Central High School (Formerly Highmeadow Common Campus), 30175 Highmeadow
Precinct 12: Woodcreek Elementary School, 28400 Harwich
Precinct 13: Farmington Hills Activities Center, 28600 11 Mile Road
Precinct 14: First Presbyterian Church, 26165 Farmington Road
Precinct 15: St. Toma Syriac Catholic Church, 25600 Drake Road
Precinct 16: Hillside Elementary School, 36801 11 Mile Road
Precinct 17: St. Toma Syriac Catholic Church, 25600 Drake Road
Precinct 18: East Middle School, 25000 Middlebelt
Precinct 19: East Middle School, 25000 Middlebelt
Precinct 20: Salvation Army Community Center, 27500 Shiawassee
Precinct 21: Lanigan Elementary School, 23800 Tuck Road
Precinct 22: St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Road
Precinct 23: St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Road
Precinct 24: Power Middle School, 34740 Rhonswood
Precinct 25: Gill Elementary School, 21195 Gill Road
Precinct 26: Tawheed Center, 29707 W. 10 Mile Road
Precinct 27: Greater Seth Temple, 28125 Grand River Ave.

Detailed maps of each precinct (PDF):

Precinct 1
Precinct 2
Precinct 3
Precinct 4
Precinct 5
Precinct 6
Precinct 7
Precinct 8
Precinct 9
Precinct 10
Precinct 11
Precinct 12
Precinct 13
Precinct 14
Precinct 15
Precinct 16
Precinct 17
Precinct 18
Precinct 19
Precinct 20
Precinct 21
Precinct 22
Precinct 23
Precinct 24
Precinct 25
Precinct 26
Precinct 27