Election Schedule for 2015
- November 3, 2015
Candidate Filings for Local Elections
The deadline to file for candidacy for the November 2015 Local Election is Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Please contact the Clerk's Office for further information at (248) 658-3310. Original petition signature forms are not available online and can be obtained directly from Oakland County Elections Division.
- Oakland County Candidate Filing Requirements
- Affidavit of Identity
- Petition Signature Requirement
- Circulating & Canvassing City Petition Forms
Redistricting and Voter I.D. Cards
In 2011, the Governor signed redistricting legislation into law that established new State House of Representatives, State Senate, and U.S. Congressional Districts and the City of Berkley has undergone boundary changes in these areas. Following the official release of census information, Oakland County created new County Commissioner Districts and the City of Berkley is now County Commissioner District 19.
In addition to these changes, the City of Berkley has undergone a redrawing of precincts boundaries. Most precincts have experience boundaries changes. Because these redistricting and boundary changes were implemented, state law requires that all affected voters receive new Voter I.D. cards reflecting these changes. Hence, in the coming weeks, you will be receiving a new Voter I.D. card in the mail. Your polling precinct and location will be on the Voter I.D. card along with your new legislative district numbers. It is important that your review your new Voter I.D. card to ensure that you go to the proper polling location. Voter I.D. cards are issued for informational purposes only; they are not required to be presented at the polls in order to vote.
Here is the new voting precinct map for the City of Berkley.
All boundary and precinct changes will be in effect for the August 7, 2012 Election.
Do you have friends or family in the military or overseas civilian voters who are eligible to register and vote in Michigan?
If so, we encourage you to inform them that new state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections. Most importantly, military and overseas civilian voters can now receive a ballot by e-mail or fax to speed the voting process!
(The voted ballot must be returned by mail for security purposes.)
Military and overseas civilian voters interested in obtaining ballots for the elections that will be held this year must request a ballot through their local city or township clerk. Requests for absentee ballots submitted prior to 2010 are no longer valid and cannot be processed.
Additional information including contact information for Michigan’s city and township clerks can be obtained through the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) Web site maintained by the Michigan Department of State.
Photo Identification Now Required at the Polls!
Michigan election law requires anyone voting in person at the polls to show picture identification. Identification that is acceptable under the new law:
- Michigan driver's license
- Michigan personal identification card
- Driver's license or personal identification card from another state
- Federal or state government-issue photo identification
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or other accredited institution of higher education
- Tribal identification card with photo
- visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center
- Beginning with the August 7, 2012 primary, there will now be 7 precincts (map)
- calling your city clerk, 248-658-3310 for Berkley residents