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2017 Elections - Candidate Information

Deadling for filing Nominating Petitions for the following offices is:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Mayor (1) - Four year term
Clerk (1) - Four year term
Treasurer (1) - Four year term
City Council (7) - Four year term 

Requirements
-Nominating Petitions - (A minimum 100, not more than 200 signatures of voters registered in the City of Romulus)
-Affidavit of Identity
-Statement of Candidacy

Qualifications
-18 years of age
-Registered voter
-2 years residency in Romulus

Please call the Clerk's Office if you have any questions at (734) 942-7540. Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


 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.


 IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING POLLING LOCATIONS:
Please be advised that Precinct 5 has been moved to a new location. Precinct 5 is now located at Romulus Senior Center, 36525 Bibbins, Romulus, MI 48174 and is no longer located at City Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the City Clerk's office at 734-942-7540.

Precinct 5 Location Change Notice

Polling Location Maps

Michigan Voter Information Center



Election Information Overview

2017 Election Dates
Primary - Tuesday, August 8, 2017
General - Tuesday, November 7, 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. Deadlines to register for the 2016 Elections are as follows:
Tuesday, for the August 8, 2017 Election
Tuesday, 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.

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.

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.


New Photo ID Requirement to Vote:

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.

Residents who wish to obtain an absentee ballot in person must show photo I.D.
As a result of legislation enacted in 2012 (PA 523 of 2012), voters who obtain an absent voter ballot in person are also required to comply with the picture identification requirement. If a voter is not in possession of picture ID, they may sign the same Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification form that is used in the polls on Election Day. AV ballots from voters that obtain a ballot in person and do not provide picture identification and sign the affidavit form must be processed as a challenged ballot on Election Day.

Voters who don't have a Michigan driver's license or identification card can show the following forms of photo ID, as long as they are current:
- Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, such as a college or university.
- Tribal identification card with photo.


 VOTER REGISTRATION

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 obtain a Voter Registration Application Form, click here. Please be sure to sign and print your full name and address on the application form. 

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 – Elections
11111 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
734-942-7540
 clerk@ci.romulus.mi.us

First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election, unless they register in person with their local Clerk or Secretary of State.

Please remember to bring your photo identification with you on Election Day. 

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.

Election Inspector Application
The City of Romulus is always looking for good precinct workers.  On Election Day the polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.  A precinct worker works from 6 a.m. until all the votes are tallied at the end of the night.  You must be a registered voter in Wayne County and have transportation.  There may be one or more elections in any given year.

If you are interested in becoming a precinct worker, please stop by the Clerk's Office and pick up an application or click here for an application.  If accepted, you will be placed on the current precinct worker list.