August 6, 2019 Special Election
A special election will be held in the City of Birmingham on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

The purpose of the election is to vote on a proposal to issue bonds to pay part of the cost of acquiring and constructing a new parking structure to replace the North Old Woodward parking structure, including related demolition, street and site improvements.

For more information on the Birmingham N.O.W. Project, click here.

Register to Vote
Voter Registration Application for Michigan
Michigan Voter Information Center-Verify your Voter Registration, See your Sample Ballot, Track your Absentee Ballot:
      www.Michigan.gov/VOTE
Information for Military and Overseas Voters: 
     Federal Voting Assistance Program - www.FVAP.gov

Absentee Voting
Who is eligible for an Absent Voter (AV) ballot? 
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

Requesting an Absent Voter ballot.
Application for Absent Voter Ballot. Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and should be submitted to the City Clerk's Office at City of Birmingham, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham MI 48009.  You may also email your request to elections@bhamgov.org, or fax it to 248-530-1080.  Your request may be on an application, a letter, or a postcard. Your request must be signed. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the City Clerk's Office no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

Once your request is received by the City Clerk's Office, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot.  Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of Birmingham.

After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the City Clerk's Office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office.

If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but before 4 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 248-530-1880 for more information about emergency absent voter ballots.

You may request and receive an absent voter ballot in person at the City Clerk's Office on the Saturday prior to the election, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  You may also do so on the Monday before the election, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On Monday you are required to mark the ballot at the City Clerk's Office.  Voters may not take absent voter ballots out of City Hall on Monday.

Voting at the Polls
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

You will need to bring photo identification, such as your driver’s license or passport.  You do not need your voter registration card.  If you do not have photo ID, you may sign the Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification in order to vote. 

To identify your precinct, please visit www.Michigan.gov/VOTE. The information is also on your voter registration card.

Your voter identification card indicates the precinct location where you vote for all elections. The following are the voting precincts: Precinct Map  

PRECINCT 1          

Holy Name School,
680 Harmon (Corner of Greenwood)

Use north entrance 

PRECINCT 2

Derby Middle School,
1300 Derby (East of Adams)
Voting in the gym

PRECINCT 3 

Derby Middle School,
1300 Derby (East of Adams)
Voting in the gym

PRECINCT 4 

First Presbyterian Church,
1669 West Maple 
Use south entrance 

PRECINCT 5 

Next (formerly BASCC)/Midvale School, 
2121 Midvale 

Voting in gym, use east entrance 

PRECINCT 6 

Municipal Building,
151 Martin  
Voting on second floor, conf rm 202-203 

PRECINCT 7 

Pierce School,
1829 Pierce  
Voting in gym 

PRECINCT 8 

Adams Fire Station,
572 South Adams
Use west entrance 

PRECINCT 9 

 Ice Arena, 
2300 East Lincoln
Voting in conference room

 
For more information on voting in Michigan, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State's website:  www.michigan.gov/sos.