Thursday, October 26, 2023

Absentee ballots already arriving at clerk’s office.

Northville has reported many absentee ballots already returned to the city clerk's office by those who chose to vote early and by mail or by using the drop-off box at city hall.

In person early voting for the Nov. 7 election will begin this Saturday.

Voters have three options for casting their vote. They can vote during a nine-day early voting period before Election Day at specified polling places; vote by absentee ballot or vote in person at their regular polling place on Election Day. 

Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment in November 2022 that allows both early and in person voting before statewide and federal elections. The city of Northville is providing early voting for all elections starting with Nov. 7 ballot.

Early voting is scheduled for nine consecutive days - from Saturday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 5 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Thursday, Nov. 2, when hours are noon to 8 p.m. 

 Registered voters from the city of Northville have two early voting site options: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, and Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford. These sites are being offered in cooperation with Oakland County and the city of Novi.  

Early voting allows voters to cast a ballot using the normal polling place procedures. Voters are issued a ballot at the designated polling place, and after completing the ballot they can personally insert it into the tabulator on-site. 

All registered voters have the right to vote by mail. To obtain an absentee ballot for the Nov. 7 election, a completed application can be emailed directly to the clerk, dropped off or sent by mail. Applications are available in the city hall 24-hour vestibule or during normal office hours. 

For more information, contact the office of the city clerk, at (248) 349-1300.