Elections & Voting
City Hall will be open to the public for election business beginning Thursday, Sept. 24.
Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Please note, everyone that has already applied for a ballot will have their ballot mailed on Monday, Sept. 28. ONLY those who have NOT already applied for a ballot may do so in person.
The City Clerks office will be open extended hours for election business only on the following dates:
- Presidential Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
For more information visit www.michigan.gov/elections
Need to vote absentee? Learn more on our Voting Absentee Ballot page.
Absentee Ballot Envelopes Have a New Look
Absentee ballots have a new look in 2020.
A specially designed envelope with a blue and white look replaces the former larger-style manila envelopes. The return envelopes have a new green and white design. The colorful new envelopes were designed to make it easier for the United States Postal Service to process them.
A photo of the official ballot envelope is shown on the right to help you identify it.
WATCH: Completing Your Absentee Ballot
Military and Overseas Voting
Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens. Fill out your application here: FVAP.gov
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
- New Rights for Michigan Voters
Find out how to become an election inspector for the City of Royal Oak.
View City, County, and State-wide results for past elections.
Find your voting precinct and polling place using our online maps.
Anyone who is 18 years of age may register to vote at the Clerk's Office in the City which they live in. They may also register at any Secretary of State office or local school.
View requirements and apply for an Absentee Voter Ballot.