Election Dates and Details
Important Deadlines for the November 3 General Election
  • Monday, Oct 19: Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local City Clerk's Office for this Election. 
  • Tuesday, Oct 20 through 8pm Nov 3: A person may register to vote in-person at their local City Clerk’s Office with proof of residency. Those registering to vote during this time are eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot.
  • Friday, Oct 30 at 5pm: Deadline for a voter to request an Absent Voter Ballot to be mailed by first class mail.
  • Saturday, Oct 31:  City Clerk's office open 8am to 4pm for in-person AV ballot requests.  Ballot may be voted at City Hall or taken home.
  • Monday, Nov 2 at 4pm: Deadline for registered voters to request an Absent Voter Ballot in-person at the Clerk’s Office. Photo ID requirement in effect. Voters are not allowed to leave with the ballot on this day and must vote the ballot in person at City Hall.
  • Tuesday, Nov 3 - General Election: Polls open 7am to 8pm.  You must be in line by 8pm to vote.  Voted Absent Voter Ballots must be received by 8pm, at the City Clerk's office.  Postmarks are not accepted. 
  • Up to 8pm Nov 3: Election Day registrants with proof of residency may obtain and voter an absent voter ballot in person in the Clerk's office or vote in person in the proper precinct. 
Absent Voter Ballot Deadlines

Click here for an Absent Voter Ballot Application 

Mailed Absentee Ballots

  • Ballot mailings began the week of Sept 21 (tentative). 
  • If you choose to mail in your application, when the application is received, the ballot is mailed the next business day. 
  • Return the application to: City Clerk's Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, 48167, fax to 248-349-9244, or email to the City Clerk

Not sure if you already applied for a ballot for the current election? Complete and return a new application. Duplicate applications are discarded. 

In-Person Absentee Ballots

  • Ballots are available for issuance by the 40th day before election day. 
  • You do not need to provide a reason "why" you want to vote by absentee ballot.
  • Photo ID requirement in effect.
  • Voters not in possession of photo ID may sign an affidavit and get their ballot.  The ballot will be processed as a challenged ballot (PA 523 of 2012).  
  • Choosing to have the ballot mailed removes the photo ID requirement.


Returning Your Voted Ballot

Your ballot must be received at the Clerk's office by 8pm election day.  Avoid mail delays.  Use the City Hall drop box to return your ballot. 24 hour access and no postage required.  Done voting?  Early return is appreciated. 


Important Absent Voter Ballot deadlines

Friday, Oct 30 at 5pm: Deadline for a voter to request an Absent Voter Ballot to be mailed by first class mail.  (Exception for Military and Overseas voters).

Saturday, Oct 31: City Clerk's office open 8am to 4pm for in-person AV ballot requests.  Ballot may be voted at City Hall or taken home.

Monday, Nov 2 by 4pm: Deadline for a voter to request an Absent Voter Ballot in-person at the Clerk's office.  Photo ID requirement in effect.  Voters are not allowed to leave with the ballot on this day and must vote the ballot in person at City Hall. 

Tuesday, Nov 3 by 8pm: Deadline to return voted absent voter ballots to City Hall.  Applies to all absent voter ballots, including military and overseas voters.  Postmarks are not accepted.  Avoid mail delays - use the City Hall drop box to return your ballot. 


Military and Overseas Voters 

Military and overseas voters are eligible to receive an emailed absent voter ballot. Click here to begin. 

 

Military and Overseas Voters - how to get your ballot

Military and overseas voters are eligible to receive an emailed absent voter ballot. Click here to begin. 

 

Polling Hours and Polling Locations

Election Day Information 
Be Prepared on Election Day!

Polling Hours

  • 7am - 8pm 
  • You must be in line by 8pm to vote

Polling Locations 

  • Precinct 1 (Wayne County): Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street
  • Precinct 2 (Oakland County): Amerman Elementary School, 847 N. Center Street

Check the Michigan Voter Information Centerto find your polling location. 

Registered to vote? 
Check the Michigan Voter Information Center to verify your registration.  

Photo ID Requirement 
Click here for more information. Voters must provide sufficient photo ID to receive a ballot. Voters may complete an affidavit if they are not in possession of photo ID before receiving a ballot. 

Not Registered to Vote in Northville?
A person may register to vote in-person at their local City Clerk's office Tuesday, Oct 20 to 8pm Nov 3, 2020.  Proof of residency is required.  Documents that may be accepted for Residency Verification must include the applicant's name and current address: 

  • current utility bill
  • bank statement
  • paycheck
  • government check
  • other government document   

Electronic versions of these documents are acceptable provided it includes the applicant's name and current address.





 

Election Day Tips
  • Check the Michigan Voter Information Center to verify your voter registration and find your polling location.
  • Review the Sample Ballot. You may bring this with you to vote.
  • Bring photo ID or be prepared to complete an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of photo ID.  
  • Allow sufficient time to vote. Avoid the busiest times of 7am-9am, 12pm-2pm, and 6pm-8pm. Be patient when voting during peak times.
  • If you are concerned about spending time in line, consider applying for an Absent Voter Ballot.

Poll Workers have a great deal of responsibility on Election Day. Accuracy is the goal. Each poll worker is doing their best to make sure that your voting experience is handled efficiently and with integrity. Your patience is appreciated!