Election Information


Polling locations were consolidated in February 2018 and new voter identification cards were mailed to every voter.  Please confirm your new voting location from your new identification card or the Michigan Voter Information website.

2018 Election Dates

State Primary - August 7, 2018; Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2018
State General Election - November 6, 2018; Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Emergency Absent Voter Ballots

Emergency absent voter ballots are available in the Clerk's office until 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2018. Photo identification is required and the ballot must be voted in the building. Please use the rear entrance of Township Hall. If you have questions call the Clerk's office at 248-674-6266

Absent Voter Ballot Applications

An absent voter's ballot application must be completed before an absent voter's ballot may be issued.  Contact the Clerk's office via e-mail or call 248-674-6266 to request an absent voter's ballot application.

The persons who may be in lawful possession of a signed absentee ballot request are limited to 1) the applicant
2) a member of the applicant’s immediate family
3) a person residing in the applicant’s household
4) a person whose job normally includes the handling of mail (but only during the course of his or her employment)
5) a registered elector asked to handle the application by the applicant
6) an authorized election official.

A violation is a misdemeanor.

A registered elector who returns an AV ballot application at the request of the applicant must sign the Certificate of Authorized Registered Elector Returning Absentee Ballot Application portion of the application.

Ballot Marking Instructions


Click here for Updated Ballot Marking Instructions PDF.  

Returning Absent Voter's Ballot

Absent Voter's Ballot Postage - $0.71 -or- return you ballot to the Clerk's office

The persons who may return an absentee ballot are limited to:
1) the voter
2) a member of the voter’s immediate family who has been asked to return the ballot
3) a person residing in the voter’s household who has been asked to return the ballot
4) a person whose job normally includes the handling of mail (but only during the course of his or her employment)
5) an authorized election official.
  A violation is a felony.

Permanent Absent Voter's List

To be included on the Permanent Absent Voter's List contact the Clerk's office at 248-674-6266. This will enable the Clerk's office to mail you an application for an absent voter's ballot before each election. Remember, you must complete an application before we are able to mail your ballot.

Vacation Alert

Please note that election mail will not be forwarded. If you will be away from your Michigan address contact the Clerk's office (248-674-6266 or e-mail) to have an application mailed directly to you. 

Application for Election Worker

The Waterford Clerk's Office is accepting applications for Poll Workers. Fill out an Election Inspector Application (PDF).