2013 Election News
|2013 Election Dates
||Last Day to register to vote
|August 6, 2013, City Primary Election
||July 8, 2013 City Primary Election
|November 5, 2013, City Primary Election
||October 7, 2013 City Primary Election
City of Romulus 2013 Candidate List (Click Here)
PUBLIC NOTICE- Precinct and Polling Location Change- Notice to Residents
Election Inspector Application
The City of Romulus is always looking for good precinct workers. On Election Day the polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. A precinct worker works from 6 a.m. until all the votes are tallied at the end of the night. You must be a registered voter in Wayne County and have transportation. There may be one or more elections in any given year.
If you are interested in becoming a precinct worker, please stop by the Clerk's Office and pick up an application or click here for an application. If accepted, you will be placed on the current precinct worker list.
Are you registered to vote?
Michigan election law states that you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.
First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election, unless they register in person with their local Clerk or Secretary of State.
To register, contact or visit the City Clerk's Office, any Secretary of State Branch Office or download a mail-in Voter Registration Application Form and return or mail-in to:
Romulus City Clerk – Elections
11111 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
To obtain a Voter Registration Application Form, click here. Please be sure to sign and print your full name and address on the application form.
Please remember to bring your photo identification with you on Election Day.
To check their registration status, residents may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote. Residents can also find information on voting by absentee ballot, Michigan's voter identification requirement, using voting equipment and contacting their local clerk. In addition, they will find a map to their local polling place and a sample ballot.
Absent Voter Information/Applications
Legislative Update, Public Act 523 of 2012 (effective March 27, 2013) requires changes to the Application to Vote form, the Absent Voter Ballot Application and the Absent Voter Ballet Return envelope to add statements affirming a voter's U.S. citizenship. (Click here to review changes)
New Absent Voter Ballot Application (Click here)
Michigan law states that a registered voter is eligible to obtain an absentee ballot for an upcoming election if he or she is:
- Age 60 or older.
- Unable to attend the polls without the assistance.
- Expecting to be out of town on Election Day.
- In jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
- Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons.
- Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates. The restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped or voters who are 60 years of age or older.
Michigan law requires that a new application be completed for each election for which an absentee ballot is needed. To request an Application for Absent Voters Ballot Form, your options are as follows:
- Visit the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 11111 Wayne Road (Office hours M-F, 8am – 4pm)
- Contact the Election’s Clerk at (734) 942-7540
- Download a copy of the Application for Absent Voter Ballot Form.
Please be sure to sign and print your full name and address on the application form and return to the Clerk’s Office.
The City Clerk's Office will be open on the Saturday prior to Election Day to accept and process Absent Voter Ballot Applications. Office hours are 8:00am to 2:00pm.
Permanent Absent Voter List
If you are interested in receiving an Absent Voter Application for all future elections, please complete the Permanent Absent Voter Request Form and return it to the City Clerk's Office. Once your signature is received, your name will be recorded on a Permanent Absent Voter List to receive Absent Voter Applications for all future elections.
To obtain a Permanent Absent Voter Request Form click here.
Attention College Students
Under a new State law, the address on your driver's license must match the address on your voter registration record. Any address change submitted on your driver's license will automatically carry over to your Voter Identification Card. This legislation particularly affects college students who often have their voter registration or driver's license changed to match their college address.
Students: please be aware that you can no longer use your college address on one (driver's license) if the other (voter registration) reflects your local residence; the addresses must match.
For more information or clarification, contact the City Clerk's Office at (734)942-7540 or access the Secretary of State's Web site.
More Voter Information
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Click here to find your voter information.
New Photo ID Requirement to Vote:
Residents are reminded of the voter identification requirement when at the polls on Election Day. They will be asked to present photo ID, such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. Anyone who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls can still vote. They will sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of photo ID. Their ballots will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.
Voters who don't have a Michigan driver's license or identification card can show the following forms of photo ID, as long as they are current:
- Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification
- U.S. passport Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, such as a college or university
- Tribal identification card with photo.
Additional election information can be found at www.Michigan.gov/sos
Campaigning at the Polls Pursuant to Michigan Election Law, all campaigning on Election Day must be at least 100 feet from any doorway used by voters to enter the polling place.Campaign buttons, hats, clothing with candidate names or campaign slogans, must be covered or removed when entering the polling place.