Click here for filing information pertaining to the November 5, 2019 election.
If you have additional questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 248.658.3310.
2019 Election Schedule
- Tuesday, November 5, 2019
November 6, 2018 General Election Sample Ballots
How to Register to Vote
You can register to vote at the City Clerk Office, Michigan Secretary of State office or by using the Mail-In Voter Registration Form. If you use the mail-in form - please note that although you can complete the form on-line - it must be printed and mailed to your local city clerk.
Voter registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to an election.
Important! If you register to vote by mail and are under 60 years of age, you must vote in person for your first election in the City of Berkley.
Find Your Precinct
Find your voting precinct by:
- Viewing the City of Berkley's Voting Precinct Map
- Visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center
- Calling the City Clerk's office at 248.658.3310
Understanding the Absentee Ballot Process
- To vote by absentee ballot, you must first complete an application for an Absentee Ballot; an application must be completed for each election.
- Request an application in person, by mail or by phone.
- Ballots will be provided (either by mail or in person) once the City Clerk's office has processed your application. To avoid delays, please be sure to complete and sign the application.
- The last day a ballot can be mailed or taken from the City Clerk's Office is 2:00 pm on the Saturday before the election.
- Anyone eligible to vote by absent voter ballot may vote in person at the City Clerk's Office until 4:00 pm the day before the election
- All absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk's office by 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Absentee voter ballots are available to residents who meet one of the following requirements:
- Unable to vote without assistance
- 60 years or older
- Expect to be absent from the city on Election Day
- Incarcerated, awaiting arraignment or trial
- Assigned to work as a precinct inspector
- Unable to attend polls because of religious beliefs
Where is My Absentee Ballot?
Already applied for an Absentee Ballot? The Oakland County Clerk's Office now offers a new Absentee Ballot Tracking Service. This new system will allow you to track your absentee ballot application and your completed ballot through the election process.
The service will:
- Tell you the date your Absentee Ballot Application is received by your local city clerk.
- Tell you when your ballot was mailed to you.
- Confirm that your completed ballot has been received and that it is ready to be counted on Election day.
Military & Overseas Voters
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.
Become an Election Inspector
On Election Day, election workers (precinct inspectors) are needed to staff our voting precincts. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and to be involved in the election process.
For more information on job duties, click here.
Complete our application to apply for a position as a Precinct Inspector. Return your completed application in person or by mail to:
City Clerk’s Office
City of Berkley
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072
- State of Michigan resident
- 16 years of age or older
- Residents that are 18 years of age or older must be a registered voter
- Complete required training class
- Available to work the entire election day
Election Inspectors are compensated for training and the entire election day. Contact the Clerk's Office at 248.658.3310 for more information.
The workday begins at 6 AM and concludes after the polls close when all paperwork is completed; polls close at 8 PM.
Candidate Filings for Local Elections
Below you will find documents and forms pertinent to the candidate filing process for local elections.
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 or the City Clerk's Office.
- Oakland County Candidate Filing Requirements
- Circulating & Canvassing City Petition Forms
- State of Michigan Campaign Finance Act
- City of Berkley Petition Ordinance
- City of Berkley Signs Ordinance
Elections for Berkley City Council are held in November of every odd-numbered year. The next Council election is November 2017.
The candidate filing deadline for the November, 2017 election is 4PM on July 25, 2017.