Be prepared for election day with these helpful tips when going to the polls:
Pick up a Sample Ballot
Before Election Day, get a sample ballot. Learn about the candidates and proposals on the ballot so that when you arrive at your precinct your time in the voting booth can be shortened; you may even bring your sample ballot with you. To obtain a sample ballot, visit the city's website at www.romulusgov.com or stop by the Clerk's office, we would love to see you.
Bring Your Picture Photo ID
State law requires you to show picture ID before a ballot is issued. You can satisfy the Photo ID requirement by showing a:
- Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state (current)
- Federal or state government-issued photo ID
- Michigan driver's license or State ID card (current or expired)
- Military ID
- Student photo ID from a high school or an accredited college or university.
- Tribal identification card with photo.
- U.S. passport
A voter who is not in possession of acceptable forms of picture ID must sign the Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Acceptable Form of Picture Identification form before a ballot can be issued. A voter who refuses to sign cannot be issued a ballot.
Verify Your Precinct & Polling Location
If you're unsure of your polling location or what precinct you're registered in, visit the State website or call the Clerk's office at 734-942-7540.
You can use your smartphone to visit the Michigan voter Information Center. Use the QR code to:
- Determine if you are registered to vote
- Find your polling location
- Learn to use your voting equipment
- Find answers to frequently asked questions
- View your sample ballot
Michigan Compiled Law Section 168.758b
Ballot marking devices are available to all voters with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical, and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter's selections on paper that become their ballot. Voters can select their choices using a touch screen.
Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections. The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes.
- Do I need to show identification in order to vote?
- Can I show my voter registration card in place of presenting a photo ID?
- What types of picture identification can I present to satisfy the photo ID requirement?
- What happens if I forget to bring my picture identification with me to the polls? Can I still vote?