Thursday, October 15, 2020

City clerk offering special hours to aid area voters

Romulus City Clerk Ellen Craig Bragg is among the local clerks extending hours this month to accommodate the strong voter turnout expected for the Nov. 3 election.

In Romulus, the clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays through Oct. 30. The office will also be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, Craig-Bragg said. 

The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be sent through the mail is Friday, Oct. 30, she reminded voters and the last day to request an absent voter ballot at the clerk's office is Monday, Nov. 2.  Voters will not be able to take that ballot home with them and will be required to vote at the clerk's office. 

“When requesting their AV ballot in person, voters should be prepared to present their photo ID,” Craig-Bragg said. 

All seven polling locations in Romulus will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day, she said. Voters should check which of the polling locations is assigned to their area including Romulus Middle School, Romulus Elementary School, Wick Elementary School, Barth Elementary School, Romulus Athletic Center, Romulus Senior Center and West Village Estates.

With construction on Wick Road access to Romulus Middle School will involve detour routes, she said, and signage will be posted along the routes.  Craig-Bragg said a postcard was mailed to residents who vote at the middle schools (Precincts 1, 7, 10) to remind and inform residents of the detour routes.

Voters who have requested an Absentee Ballot and have not received it by Oct. 19 should contact the clerk's office at (734) 942-7540, she said. Voters who have not mailed in their absentee ballots before Oct. 19 should use the drop boxes provided outside city hall, she added.