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November 6, 2018 General Election



Polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 am through 8:00 pm.

A dual ABSENTEE APPLICATION TO VOTE for both the August Primary and the November General Elections was mailed the week of May 28, 2018 to all registered voters who are presently on our Permanent Absentee Voter list.  There was not another mailing prior to the November election. If you are not on our permanent list but meet the requirements to receive an absentee voter (AV) ballot for this election, please visit or call our offices to receive a current AV application.  You may also print and return a dual August and November 2018 Absentee Application to Vote below.

Dual August and November 2018 Absentee Application to Vote  - Please be sure to PRINT your name and address in blank area before sending to the Clerk's Office.
An Absentee Ballot may be requested for the following reasons:
  • You are 60 years of age or older
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another
  • You have been appointed as an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside
  • You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day
  • The tenets of your religion cause you not to attend
  • You are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial
ABSENTEE BALLOTS began to be mailed the week of October 1, 2018 to voters who have already submitted an absentee application to vote.  Applications may be submitted through Monday, November 5, 2018, though the last day to mail out ballots will be Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Those submitting an absentee application to vote in person on the day before the election MUST vote i City Hall and return the ballot to the Clerk's office before leaving the building.

Click here to open a printable version of "College Bound":


To the Qualified Electors of the City of Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan. Notice is hereby given that Tuesday, October 9, 2018 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the November 6, 2018 election.

WEEKEND HOURS of the Clerk's office are available for the convenience of voters on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

This is a sample ballot from Precinct 1 - if you reside in a different precinct, all races remain the same, though names may appear in a different order.

To access ballot information for any current election or to access your precinct information, go to

Beginnning with the November 2017 election, voters in Farmington and all of Oakland County will use the new VerityVoting system, selected because it is secure, accurate, and easy to use.  Verity is federally certified and
meets Michigan's most stringent standards. 

You will notice several slight changes in your
voting experience, including filling in rectangles to the left of your choice rather than ovals to the right, the ballot might be shorter than our former scanners could handle, and the system has a large color screen, making it easy for voters to see if there is a problem with how their ballot was marked.  When your ballot has been successfully cast, you will see the image of an American flag on the screen to assure you that your ballot has been counted.