Election & Voter Information
Are you registered to vote?
If not, you can fill out the Voter Registration Application
Picture identification: Due to a recent court ruling, every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with a voter identification requirement (MCL 158.523) by showing valid picture identification or by signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.
By law, Absentee Ballot Application are no longer automatically mailed to registered voters sixty (60) years of age and older unless they have specifically requested to have their name placed on the permanent list to receive an application.
November 7th - City General Election Results:
Election Information Overview
November 7, 2017 – City General Election
The ballot will include the following Offices:
• The Office of Mayor - one to be elected for a 4-year term
• The Office of Council Member - three to be elected for 4-year terms.
Deadline to register to vote: October 10, 2017
Nominating Petitions for the office of Mayor and City Council Member are available at the City Clerk’s Office. Affidavits of Identity and Nominating Petitions must be filed in person at the City’s Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Voter Registration Deadlines
A person must be registered to vote 30 days prior to any Election in order to be eligible to vote in that Election. The Deadline to register for the 2017 November Election is as follows:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 Election
A person may register at any Secretary of State Branch Office, at their local clerk’s office or by mail.
IMPORTANT: IF YOU REGISTER BY MAIL, you MUST vote in person for your first Election. This does not apply to persons 60 years of age or older.
Absentee Voter Information
All voters who receive an AV ballot in person at the clerk’s office, must present a photo ID or sign an affidavit. If the voter signs the affidavit, his/her AV ballot must be prepared as a challenged ballot.
You are eligible for an absentee ballot if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Are 60 years of age or older
- Are physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another
- Are appointed as a precinct worker in a precinct other than your own
- Expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered on election day
- Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion
- Cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial
The City Clerk's Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Saturday prior to Election Day to accept and process Absent Voter Ballot Applications.
Absentee Ballots issued on the Monday prior to the Election must be voted on-site by 4 p.m.; they cannot leave the Municipal Building per State Election Law.
All Absent Voter Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 8 p.m. on Election night in order to be counted.
Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE)
Are you in communication with military or overseas civilian voters who are eligible to register and vote in Michigan? If so, we encourage you to inform them that new state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections. Most importantly, military and overseas civilian voters can now receive a ballot by email or fax to speed the voting process! (the voted ballot must be returned by mail for security purposes.) Please visit this website: http://www.fvap.gov
Permanent Absentee Voter List
The City of Walled Lake maintains a Permanent Absentee Voter List for registered voters, age 60 and over, who elect to automatically receive an application for an Absentee Voter Ballot prior to each election. If you would like to be placed on this mailing list please contact the Clerk’s Office (248) 624-4847. Even if you choose to put your name on the list, you still have the option to vote at the polls by not returning the AV Ballot application.
Attention College Students
Under a new State law, the address on your driver's license must match the address on your voter registration record. Any address change submitted on your driver's license will automatically carry over to your Voter Identification Card. This legislation particularly affects college students who often have their voter registration or driver's license changed to match their college address.
Students: please be aware that you can no longer use your college address on one (driver's license) if the other (voter registration) reflects your local residence; the addresses must match.
For more information or clarification, contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 624-4847, or access the Secretary of State's Web site.
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