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Presidential Primary Election - March 8th

The 2016 Presidential Primary is designated a "closed primary," just as it was in February, 2012. This process, as outlined in Michigan Election law, requires the voter to choose a Republican or Democratic ballot when voting absentee or at the polls on Election Day.
While a voter must select a specific party ballot for this election, there is no political party registration in Michigan's voter registration system and the information about which ballot a voter selects will not be retained permanently.

Polls are open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

All voters will be asked to provide photo ID, as required by state law.

  • Precinct Map - Precinct Map - Adopted by City Council on March 3, 2014
  • Election Inspector (Poll Worker) Application
  • Election Inspector Training Videos
  • Introduction to E-Pollbook
  • Political Signs Regulations
  • Oakland County Election Information

    If you would like to run for the office of Precinct Delegate in August, you can download the filing form here: Oakland County Elections
    Completed forms must be submitted to the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac MI 48341.
    For more information about Precinct Delegates visit Michigan Bureau of Elections

    Before you can vote in any election, you must be registered at least 30 days before the election. IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED IN OAK PARK, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER AGAIN

    To register to vote, you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age by Election Day, and a resident of the City where you are applying.

    You can register at the City Clerk's Office, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237, or at any Secretary of State Office. In addition, various other state agencies provide voter registration services. You may also register by mail, however, if you register by mail and have never voted in Michigan, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if (1) you personally hand-deliver the voter registration form to the City Clerk's Office, (2) you are 60 years of age or more, (3) you are disabled, or (4) you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

    Michigan Voter Information Center
    or by calling the Clerk's Office at (248) 691-7544.

    Absentee voter ballots are available to residents who meet one of the following requirements:

    • You are unable to vote without assistance.
    • 60 years or older.
    • Expect to be absent from City on election day.
    • In jail, awaiting arraignment or trial.
    • Assigned to work as a precinct inspector.
    • Unable to attend polls because of religious beliefs.

    To obtain an absentee voter ballot application, contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 691-7544. Anyone who has already requested to have their name placed on a permanent absentee ballot application list will automatically receive an application in the mail. Any handicapped or ill person requiring special accommodation may contact the city Clerk's Office.

    The City Clerk's Office provides service to City Council, the Board of Zoning Appeals, Employee's Retirement System, Election Commission, and Board of Canvassers. On a daily basis, the Clerk's office issues merchant's licenses, garage sale permits, lawn care licenses, taxi cab licenses, handbill permits, precious metals licenses, sidewalk sale permits, vendor's licenses, mechanical amusement device licenses, distributor licenses, going-out-of business licenses, maintains a real estate non-solicitation list with sales and updates of the list to real estate companies, publishes all legal notifications. The City Clerk's office is also an official passport acceptance facility to all Oak Park Residents only. Also, the City Clerk's office offers public notary services that may be limited to Oak Park residents or official business within the City of Oak Park.

    All City Forms (i.e. voter absentee ballet, non solicitation) are available at forms & brochures.


    A registered voter of the City of Oak Park may obtain an absent voter ballot if he or she: expects to be absent from the community for the entire time the polls are open on election day; is physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another person; is 60 years of age or older; or cannot attend the polls on election day because of religious beliefs. In addition, the City Clerk's Office maintains a list of eligible resident s who wish to receive absentee ballots for every regularly scheduled primary and general election. Registered voters can arrange to be placed on this list by calling the office.

    NOTE: Absentee voting is governed by strict legal procedures. Complete information is available from the City Clerk's Office.


    City Clerk
    Ed Norris

    City of Oak Park
    14000 Oak Park Boulevard
    Oak Park, MI 48237

    Mon. - Thur. 8am - 5pm

    Tel: 248 691-7544
    Fax: 248 691-7167

    Page One
    • Election Information
    • Absentee Ballots

    Page Two

    • Absentee Ballots continued
    • ABC's of Voting

    Page Three

    • Voting Systems
    • Registration Info
    • Polling Locations