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2022 Election Dates

State Primary Election - August 2, 2022
State General Election - November 8, 2022

Voter Registration Information or to obtain an Absentee Voter's Application, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center

Please visit: Secretary of State Election Information for everything Elections!


Redistricting and New Voter Information Cards

sample voter id
Due to the completion of the Redistricting process, various district numbers may have changed.   New voter information cards will be mailed out to all registered voters in the City of Dearborn Heights.  Below is a key to the new districts by precinct. 

new district key

 


School Election Information

There will be elections in November 2022 for both the Crestwood School District Board and the Dearborn Heights D7 Board.

Candidate Packages are NOW available in the Clerk's Office as well as below.

For info regarding the Crestwood School District  Click Here

For info regarding the Dearborn Heights D7 District  Click Here

Click Here for the Statement of Candidacy
Click Here for the Petition for School Board
Click Here for Affidavit of Identity
Click Here for Important Information from the Office of Wayne                                      County Elections regarding Campaign Finance
Click Here for Dearborn Heights Sign Ordinance

Please read the instructions carefully for each form to ensure that you have complied with all necessary requirements for a successful candidacy.

Completed Candidacy Packages must be received by July 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions please contact the Clerk's office at
313-791-3430 or email clerk@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us 

Please contact Wayne County Elections at 313-224-5524 regarding Campaign Finance questions.


Please follow the link to Wayne County for Past Election Official Results:


https://www.waynecounty.com/elected/clerk/election-results.aspx


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I AM NOT A REGISTERED VOTER, HOW DO I REGISTER?

You can register to vote in person at the Clerk’s Office, located at 6045 Fenton, or by visiting any branch of the Secretary of State’s office. You may also register by mail by completing and sending a registration form to our office. You may also register online by click on the link  https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/registervoter

The requirements to register includes all of the following:
  • a U.S. citizen
  • at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • a resident of Michigan and a resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote for at least 30 days before election day
  • not serving a sentence in jail or prison
WHAT IF I AM IN THE MILITARY OR LIVE OVERSEES?

There is a special website to assist military and overseas civilian voters in participating in elections.  If you are in the military or an overseas civilian eligible to vote in Michigan, information on this process is available at the following website:
https://www.fvap.gov/

WHEN DO I NEED TO REGISTER IF I WANT TO VOTE IN AN UPCOMING ELECTION?

New legislation now allows a voter to register in person, by mail, or online up to 15 days prior to an election and be eligible to vote in that upcoming election.  Voters may also register in person with their local Clerk’s office within 14 days of an election, including Election Day and be eligible to vote on election day, provided that they show proof of residency in addition to proof of identity (or an ID that proves both).  Acceptable proofs of residency are documents   which include the applicant’s name and current address, and include a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, other government documents.  This proof may be in electronic form.   PLEASE NOTE:  The changes in registration procedures and requirements DO NOT WAIVE the thirty day requirement of living in the city/township for which one is registering to vote.



NOW THAT I AM REGISTERED, WHERE DO I VOTE?  CAN I VIEW A SAMPLE BALLOT?
After registering to vote you will be sent a Voter Identification Card which will provide you with the name and address of your polling location. Your Voter Identification Card will also indicate your Precinct number, School District, U.S. Congressional District, State Senate District, State Representative District and your County Commission District. You may also determine if you are registered to vote and where you vote by clicking on the link below. This site will also provide you with a sample ballot when ballots are available for the next upcoming election.

https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us



WHAT DO I NEED TO VOTE AT THE POLLS?

When you go to the polls to cast a ballot, you will be asked to produce voter identification. The following types of valid photo ID are acceptable:

  • Michigan Driver’s or State issued ID card
  • Driver’s license or ID card issued from another state
  • Federal or state government issued photo ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student ID card with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo

If you do not have a photo ID or do not bring it with you to the polls, you may still vote by signing an affidavit stating you are not in possession of photo identification.

CAN I VOTE ABSENTEE RATHER THAN AT THE POLLS?

Absolutely!  The proposal passed in the election in November of 2018 has removed all qualifications for absentee  voting.  The State of Michigan election law provides for no reason absentee voting, therefore any qualified elector may request and receive an absentee ballot.

PLEASE NOTE that requesting a new AV ballot regardless of the reason must be done in writing.  Even in a case when the ballot is not delivered by the post office, a request for a replacement ballot cannot be done verbally, it must be done in writing.

IS THERE A PERMANENT ABSENT VOTER LIST?

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f 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 the form is received, your name will be included on a Permanent Absent Voter List to receive Absent Voter Applications for all future elections.  To obtain a Permanent Absentee List form CLICK HERE


PLEASE NOTE  Ballots are not sent automatically!  You must apply for a ballot for each and every election!

HOW CAN I OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION?

You may obtain an absentee ballot application from the City Clerk's Office or access an application online at the following website


CLICK HERE for an Absentee Ballot Application

Residents who wish to obtain an absentee ballot in person must show photo I.D.

Photo ID Requirement As a result of legislation enacted in 2012 (PA 523 of 2012), voters who obtain an absent voter ballot in person are also required to comply with the picture identification requirement. If a voter is not in possession of picture ID, they may sign the same Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification form that is used in the polls on Election Day. AV ballots from voters that obtain a ballot in person and do not provide picture identification and sign the affidavit form must be processed as a challenged ballot on Election Day.

Dearborn Heights is comprised of 27 distinct polling locations. For a list of polling locations please CLICK HERE

For a map of the Dearborn Heights precincts please CLICK HERE.

If you are interested in becoming an Election Inspector please CLICK HERE for information and CLICK HERE an application.