Elections & Voting

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Upcoming Elections

  • August 7, 2018
  • November 6, 2018

Absentee Voting

Need to vote absentee? Learn more on our Voting Absentee Ballot page.

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

Know Before You vote

Two proposals will be on the Aug. 7, 2018  ballot to amend the City Charter.

Charter Amendment – Acknowledge State Law Concerning Recall of an Elected Officer

Sections 29 through 39 of Chapter 4 of the City of Royal Oak charter provide for the recall of any elected officer of the city. These sections are obsolete and superseded by state law, which contains its own provisions for the recall of any elected city officers. This proposal would replace language from the city charter making it clear that state laws apply.

Shall this proposal acknowledging the application of current law be adopted?



Charter Amendment – Allow Any Current City Commissioner to Run for Mayor

Proposal to Delete a Portion of Section 3 at Charter 3 of the City of Royal Oak Charter to Allow Any City Commissioner to Run for Mayor

This proposal, if adopted would delete the second paragraph of Section 3 at Chapter 3 and would allow City Commissioner to run for mayor without having to resign from the City Commission.

Shall the proposal be adopted?



Candidates and Proposals

Visit the Oakland County Elections Division website for a complete current list of candidates and proposals.