Voting Information

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Sherikia L. Hawkins
(248) 758-3200
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will be a Special election on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
The last day to register to vote is July 6, 2015.

 Sample Ballots

Sample ballots are now available on the Secretary of State's Website.

Click here to get your sample ballot.

Click here to go to the Charter Revision Commission webpage to read the proposed charter

 Election Workers Needed

Click here to download the Election Worker Application form.

Click here for a complete schedule of all fees associated with the Clerk's office


Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There will be a Special election on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Sample Ballots will be here when available.

Close of Registration

Are you a registered voter? Michigan election law states that you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. If you are not registered to vote in Pontiac, please visit the City Clerk's Office or any Secretary of State Branch Office.

The last day to register to vote for the 2014 Election is:

October 6th  - General Election November 4th

Please remember to bring your photo identification with you on Election Day.

Absent Voter Applications (click on "Clerk Forms" from the menu on the left)

Michigan law requires that a new application be completed for each election for which an absentee ballot is needed. To request an Application for Absent Voters Ballot, visit the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 47450 Woodward Avenue; contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 758-3006, or download a copy of the application for Absent Voter Ballot Form. (Please be sure to sign and print your full name and address on the application form.) If you are interested in receiving an Absent Voter Application for all future elections, please complete the Permanent Absent Voter Request Form and return it to the City Clerk's Office. Once your signature is received, your name will be recorded on a Permanent Absent Voter List to receive Absent Voter Applications for all future elections.

The City Clerk's Office will be open on the Saturday prior to Election Day to accept and process Absent Voter Ballot Applications.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Special Election.

The last day to obtain and vote an Absent Voter's Ballot for the 2013 Elections:

  • Monday, August 3, 2015 by 4 p.m. for the special Election.

Absentee Ballots issued on the Monday prior to the Election must be voted on-site; they cannot leave the Municipal Building per State Election Law.

All Absent Voter Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 8 p.m. on Election night in order to be counted.

No Campaigning at the Polls

Pursuant to Michigan Election Law, all campaigning on Election Day must be at least 100 feet from any doorway used by voters to enter the polling place. Campaign buttons, hats, clothing with candidate names or campaign slogans, must be covered or removed when entering the polling place.

Voter Assist Terminals

All Pontiac voters and members of the disability community are encouraged to utilize the AutoMark Voter Assist Terminal. The AutoMark provides access and on-site participation to all voters in Pontiac. Voters who are physically disabled, visually impaired or otherwise unable to mark a ballot in the usual way can utilize the AutoMark device to vote independently. The screen magnification and contrast features make it a useful tool for all voters to use.

Election Reminder Service Launched  

Oakland County has begun a sevice that will notify county residents of upcoming elections. All you have to do is provide your e-mail address. Click Here to Register!

Click here to read the press release from the Oakland County Clerk's Office

Polling Locations

Click Here to download the new Precinct Map and Voting Locations.

Precincts: 1, 2 & 3

Trinity Baptist Church
123 Wesson Street

Precincts: 4, 5 & 6

Bowen Center
52 Bagley Street

Precincts: 7 & 8

Baldwin Center
212 Baldwin Ave.

Precincts: 9, 10

Alcott Elementary
460 West Kennett

Precincts: 11,12

Kennedy Junior High School
1700 Baldwin Ave.

Precincts: 13 & 14

Pontiac High School
1051 Arlene

Precinct: 15

Herrington Elementary
541 Bay Street

Precincts: 16, 17 & 18

Ruth Peterson Center
990 Joslyn

Precincts: 19, 20 & 21

Salvation Army
496 Martin Luther King Jr., South