Election/Voter Information

2018 Election Schedule

August 7, 2018 State Primary 

November 6, 2018 State General

  • Last day to register to vote in the 2018 General - October 9, 2018
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail - November 3, 2018
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot in person - November 5, 2018
  • Election Inspectors - The City of Romulus is always looking for good Election Inspectors. You must be at least 18 years old and be a qualified and registered elector of the State of Michigan. Inspectors are allowed to serve in a community other than their own. If you are interested, click here for an application and turn-in to the City Clerk’s Office.  

Michigan Voter Information Center
The Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections is pleased to announce the release of the enhanced MVIC website. Voters can now see if they are registered, the location of their precinct and track your absentee ballot...
Click here to visit the Web Voter Information Center. 


ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING
    •  Absentee ballot voting is available to all registered voters who meet one of the following requirements:
                - Age 60 years old or older
                - Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
                - Expecting to be out of town on Election Day
                - In jail awaiting arraignment or trial
                - Unable to attend the pools due to religious reasons
                - Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence 
  • NOTE: Residents who wish to obtain an absentee ballot in person must show photo I.D. 
  • FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: A "Drop-Box" is available for AV ballot and applications. The dropbox is located on the curbside in front of City Hall.

BEING PREPARED ON ELECTION DAY 
State law requires you to show picture ID or sign an affidavit before a ballot is issued You can satisfy the Photo ID requirement by showing one of the following:
    • Michigan driver's license or State ID card. (Current or expired)
    • Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state (Current)
    • Federal or state government-issued photo ID
    • U.S. Passport
    • Military ID
    • Student photo ID from a high school or an accredited college or university.
    • Tribal photo ID

VOTER REGISTRATION    To obtain a Voter Registration Application Form, click here.

Are you registered to vote?   Michigan election law states that you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.

To register, contact or visit the City Clerk's Office, any Secretary of State Branch Office or download a mail-in Voter Registration Application Form and return or mail-in to:                              

Romulus City Clerk – Election
11111 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 4817
734-942-7540
clerk@romulusgov.com

 First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election, unless registered in person with the local Clerk or Secretary of State. This does not apply to persons 60 years of age or older.


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 (734) 942-7540 or access the Secretary of State's Web site or www.michigan.gov/vote.

CAMPAIGNING AT THE POLLS
Campaigning at the polls pursuant to Michigan Election Law, all campaigning on Election Day must be at least 100 feet from any doorway used by voters to enter the polling place. Campaign buttons, hats, clothing with candidate names or campaign slogans, must be covered or removed when entering the polling place.

ATTENTION EX-OFFENDERS
Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. Visit the Michigan Department of State's website for more information.

PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER LIST (PAL)
The City Clerk's office maintains a permanent Absentee Voter list. The Permanent Absentee Voter List is a list of voters who qualify to vote an absentee ballot by meeting at least one of the requirements under State election law. All voters on the PAL list are automatically sent an absentee ballot application for each election schedule in the City of Romulus.  You must complete and return the application to receive a ballot. No line, no phone call, no hassle.        

            Click here for an application.

 


Romulus City Clerk – Elections
11111 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
734-942-7540
 clerk@romulusgov.com