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Garland Doyle, City Clerk
47450 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, Michigan 48342
1st Floor
(248) 758-3200
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.       
Election Commission


August 6, 2024 - Primary Election
November 5, 2024 - General Election
Polling locations are open 7a.m. - 8p.m. on Election Day

Important Notices

The Charter Revision Commission has completed its work on a new City Charter. A special election will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, where Pontiac residents will be asked to adopt the Proposed City Charter.

Click here to download the Proposed City Charter.

Voting By Absentee Ballot
Registered voters can request an absentee ballot in-person in the Clerk's office until 4 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024 
The last day that the Clerk's office can mail an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. the Friday before the election, February 23, 2024 
Absentee ballots can be returned by mail, an official City of Pontiac Dropbox or the Clerk's office by 8 p.m. on election day. 

Drive Up Ballot Drop Boxes
There are four drive up ballot boxes located throughout the city.
Click here for a list of locations and availability

Extended Clerk Hours

Keep checking this section when there are extended hours for an election

Information on Proposal 1 (Marihuana Ballot Proposal)

City Clerk February 27, 2024 Election Newsletter 
Click here to read the complete article about the election on February 27th, including voting locations and times, early voting and details about the ballot proposals.

Sample Ballots

Click here to get your Democratic Party sample ballot
Click here to get your Republican Party sample ballot
Click here to get your No Party Declaration Ballot sample ballot

In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in-person. 
During the early voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can then insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their early voting site. 

Early Voting Sites for Pontiac Voters 
Pontiac Public Library
60 E Pike St.  
Pontiac, MI 48342

Waterford Oaks Activity Center
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328 

Voters can vote at either site during the early voting period. 
Early Voting begins on February 17th and will run through February 25th. The following are the early voting hours. 

Monday          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday         8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday      12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday             8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday        8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Early Voting Close of Polls Tabulation will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Site # Site Name Tabulator Closing Site Address
14 Pontiac Public Library Pontiac City Hall 47450 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342
19 Oakland County Central Site Waterford Oaks Activity Center Oakland County Elections Division 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Dept. 417, Pontiac, MI 48341 West Wing Ext.

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

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.

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.

Polling Locations

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

  Precinct Number & Location   Precinct Number & Location
viewmap Precincts 1 , 2 & 3

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
174 Branch Street
(Crossroads Bagley & Orchard Lake)

viewmap Precincts 4, 5 & 6

Bowens Center
52 Bagley Street
(Crossroads Orchard Lake & Bagley)

viewmap Precincts 7 

Walt Whitman School
125 W. Montcalm
(Crossroads Baldwin Rd. & Montcalm)

viewmap Precinct 8

Alcott Elementary
460 West Kennett
(Crossroads Baldwin & Dixie Highway)

viewmap Precincts 9 & 10

Kennedy Junior High School
1700 Baldwin Ave.
(Crossroads Walton & I-75 Baldwin South Exit)

viewmap Precincts 11 & 12

Pontiac High School
1051 Arlene
(Crossroads Perry & Madison)

viewmap Precinct 15

Herrington Elementary
541 Bay Street
(Crossroads University & Featherstone)

viewmap Precincts 13 & 14

Pontiac Middle School
1275 North Perry Street
(Crossroads Perry & Madison)

viewmap Precincts 16, 17 & 18

Salvation Army
496 Martin Luther King Jr., South
(Crossroads South Blvd. & Auburn)

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