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Election Information

Upcoming Elections - 2020

August 4, 2020 - Primary Election
November 3, 2020 - General Election

Register to Vote

Am I eligible to vote?                To be eligible to vote in the next election, you must fulfill these requirements: 

  • a U. S. Citizen
  • at least 18 years of age by election day
  • a resident of Michigan and Auburn Hills for at least 30 days before election day

Additional voter registration information may be obtained on the state website at www.Michigan.gov/vote or download the voter registration form.

How do I register to vote? 

You may register to vote by mail, at your City or County Clerk's Office or any Secretary of State branch office up to 15 days prior to an election.  You may register in person at the City Clerk's Office within 14 days of an election, up to and including Election Day. If registering within the final 14 days, you must show proof of residency in addition to proof of identity.  (Proof of residency includes a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document containing the applicant's name and current address.)

If you move to a new City you must re-register to vote.  If you move within the same City, the Clerk's Office can handle the change.  

All Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license.  Consequently, if you change your voter registration address your driver’s license address will change. The reverse is true as well.


Election Day Information

When are the polls open?                   

The polls are open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

Where do I vote?             

Click here to confirm that you are registered to vote and the location of your precinct.

View a list of the precinct locations.

What do I need to bring with me to the polls?

You will need to bring photo identification such as your driver’s license or passport.  View a complete list of acceptable documents. 

If you forget to bring your ID, you will be asked to sign an affidavit. (You do not need your voter registration card.) 

Can I see a sample
ballot before going to the polls?         

A sample ballot will be available prior to each Election.


Where do I obtain election results?


Unofficial election results will be posted after the close of the polls on election night.

Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voter ballots are available for all elections. With the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

Download an application for an absentee ballot here.

The following days/times are important to note regarding absentee ballots:

  • Absentee ballots can be mailed to you until 5:00 PM on the Friday prior to the election.  
  • The City Clerk’s office will be open on the Saturday prior to the election from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM for issuing absentee ballots.
  • Absentee ballots can be issued to registered voters until 4:00 PM on the day before the election.
  • A voter who registers to vote on Election Day by appearing in person at the Clerk's Office is eligible to obtain an absentee ballot until 8:00 PM on Election Day.
  • We must receive your absentee ballot by 8:00 PM on Election Day.  (Absentee ballots can be returned using one of the dropboxes at City Hall or through the mail.)

Sign up for the Permanent Absentee Voter List today!  
By adding your name to this list, you will automatically receive an application for an absentee ballot prior to every election.