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Upcoming Election:  

November 8, 2022 State General Election - Polls open 7a - 8p 

Absentee ballot applications have been mailed to those who are on the permanent absentee list.  Ballots were mailed to those voters who returned their completed application to us on September 29, 2022.  If you aren't sure if you returned an application to us you can check online at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index to see if a ballot has already been mailed to you.  

What is on my ballot?  To check your sample ballot you may do so here: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/PublicBallot/Index

You can return your ballot via mail, either drop box outside of city hall or at the city clerk's office.  Your ballot must be returned to the clerk's office no later than 8p Election Day  

Extended Absentee Ballot/in-person Voter Registration Hours for the November 8th election:

Wednesday October 26th - 4:30p - 7p

Thursday October 27th - 4:30p - 7p

Saturday October 29th - 8a - 12p

Wednesday November 2nd - 4:30p - 7p

Thursday November 3rd - 4:30p - 7p

Friday November 4th - 12p - 5p

Saturday November 5th - 7a - 3p

WATCH: Completing Your Absentee Ballot

Military and Overseas Voting

Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens. Fill out your application here.

Voter Information Center

Royal Oak participates in the state-wide QVF system, and the City’s voting records are available from this system. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to do the following:

  • Determine if you are registered to vote
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions
  • Find your polling location
  • Learn to use your voting equipment
  • View your sample ballot

Candidates and Proposals

Visit the Oakland County Elections Division website for a complete current list of candidates and proposals.

Request voter information.