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The next election is scheduled for Tuesday February 27, 2024

The election is to choose potential presidential candidates for 2024. You must choose to vote either a Democratic Party or Republican Party Ballot.

Applications for ballots will be available in mid-December.  If you are already on the automatic ballot list, you will be getting notification that must be returned to us indicating which ballot you would like mailed to you.  For more information you can visit Michigan.gov/Elections

Candidates and Proposals

For a complete list of candidates and proposal wording, please visit the Oakland County Elections Division website 

Important Upcoming Dates

January 29, 2024 - the first mailing of absentee ballots will be sent out

Monday, February 12th - The last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person at the Clerk's office

Friday, February 16th - Deadline for electors to submit a written request to spoil their absent voter ballot and receive a new absent voter ballot by mail

Friday, February 23rd @ 5pm - Deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot to be mailed via first class mail

Saturday, February 17th - Nine days of early voting begins at the M/M Senior Center located at 3500 Marais, Room 6, Royal Oak, MI 48073 and also at Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328.  Hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. This continues until Sunday, February 25th.  Same hours each day with the exception of Thursday, February 22nd in which the voting hours will be from 12pm - 8pm.  

Saturday, February 24th - City Clerk's office open from 8:30am - 4:30pm to issue absentee ballots.

Monday, February 26th - Deadline for registered voters to request an absent voter ballot in-person at the Clerk's office. Ballots must be voted in-person.

Tuesday, February 27th - Election Day - polls are open from 7am - 8pm. Absentee ballots must be returned no later than 8pm on Election Day to be counted.

Dropbox Locations

  • Request an Absentee Ballot

    Absentee ballot request forms are available seventy five days prior to the election.  Click the link below to submit your request online:   absent voter ballot requests 

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

Early In-person Voting

Due to the approval of Proposition 2 in 2022, early in-person voting is coming to Michigan!

Visit the Secretary of State website for updated information about early in-person voting.

Request Voter Information

To request voter information, click here.