Election Dates and Details
Important Dates and Deadlines for the November 2, 2021 Election
  • Mid-Aug:  Absentee Ballot Applications mailed to voters that signed up for the Automatic AV Application list.  If you want to vote by absentee ballot, you must sign and return the application (required for each election).
  •  Sept 23:  Absentee Ballot mailings begin.  In person Absentee Ballots available at the Clerk's office, and Photo ID requirement in effect. 
  • Oct 18: Last day for online, mail-in, or Secretary of State branch office voter registration.
  • Oct 19 through 8pm Nov 2: Unregistered voters must register in person at the Clerk’s Office with proof of residency.
  • Oct 29 at 5pm: Last day for voter to request an Absentee Ballot to be mailed by first class mail.  Deadline to submit a written request to spoil an absent voter ballot and receive a new ballot by mail. 
  • Oct 30:  City Clerk's office open 8am to 4pm for in-person Absentee ballot requests.  Ballot may be voted at City Hall or taken home.
  • Nov 1 at 10am:  Deadline for spoiling an Absentee Ballot and obtaining a new one.
  • Nov 1 at 4pm: Deadline for registered voters to request an Absentee 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.
  • Nov 2 - Election Day: Polls are open 7am to 8pm.  You must be in line by 8pm to vote.  Voted Absentee Ballots must be received by 8pm, at the City Clerk's office.  Postmarks and absentee ballots submitted after 8pm are not accepted.
  • Up to 8pm Nov 2: Unregistered voters must register in person at the Clerk's office with proof of residency.  May vote an Absentee Ballot at the Clerk's office, or vote in person at their polling place. 



Election Day Information

  • The polls are open 7am - 8pm.  You must be in line, with an application to vote, by 8pm. 
  • Election workers and local Clerks do NOT have the authority to keep the polls open past 8pm. 
  • Absentee Ballots must be received at the Clerk's Office by 8pm.  Postmarks are not accepted. 
  • Historically, the busiest times are 7am-9am and 6pm-8pm.  If you are concerned about spending time in line, consider voting by Absent Voter Ballot.
  •  Bring your photo ID or be prepared to complete an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of photo ID.  You may vote without photo ID by completing the affidavit.  Click here for more information about the photo ID requirement.
  • Review the Sample Ballot. You may bring this with you to vote.
  • Check the Michigan Voter Information Center to find your polling location.  
  • Check the Michigan Voter Information Center to verify your registration.  Click here for more information if you are not registered to vote in the City of Northville.
  • Click here for a list of City of Northville polling locations.