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2017 Election Information


Important Dates to Remember

General Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Registration Deadline - Tuesday, October 10, 2017





For questions concerning the proposals or to obtain a copy of the full text, visit www.romulus.net or you may contact the Superintendent of schools at 734-532-1610.

To obtain a sample ballot, click here

NEW VOTING SYSTEM

The Michigan Bureau of Elections awarded bids to three vendors to supply new election systems and equipment for the entire State of Michigan, and county clerks were tasked with selecting the system best suited for their jurisdiction. Wayne County has selected Dominion Voting System. The new system will be in place for the August 8 Special Election.

On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., a Public Accuracy Test will be conducted in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Public Accuracy Testing is mandated by Michigan election law for the purpose of validating the programs and testing the accuracy of tabulating equipment that will be used to process ballots. Residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

At 5:00 p.m., immediately following the Public Accuracy Testing, there will be an open house for residents. This will be an opportunity for residents to try out the new voting equipment and ask questions.


 


 

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.




 

 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.


 

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 a:

          1. Michigan driver's license or State ID card. (Current or expired)
          2. Drivers license or personal ID card issued by another state (Current)
          3. Federal or state government-issued photo ID
          4. U.S. Passport
          5. Military ID
          6. Student photo ID from a high school or an accredited college or university.
          7. Tribal photo ID


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.


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.


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 mush complete and return the application to receive a ballot. No line, no phone call, no hassle.

Click here for an application.


 

 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@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.


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