Elections & Voting

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City Hall is open to the public for election business. 

Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Please note, everyone that has already applied for a ballot will have their ballot mailed on Monday, Sept. 28. ONLY those who have NOT already applied for a ballot may do so in person.

The City Clerks office will be open extended hours for election business only on the following dates: 

  • 10/20, 10/22, 10/27 and 10/29 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • 10/24 8 am – 1 pm 
  • 10/31 7 am – 3 pm

City Hall is located at 203 S Troy St. Enter through the east doors.

Upcoming Elections

  • Presidential Election:  Tuesday, November 3, 2020

For more information visit www.michigan.gov/elections

Absentee Voting

Need to vote absentee? Learn more on our Voting Absentee Ballot page.

Absentee Ballot Envelopes Have a New Look

Absentee ballots have a new look in 2020.

A specially designed envelope with a blue and white look replaces the former larger-style manila envelopes. The return envelopes have a new green and white design. The colorful new envelopes were designed to make it easier for the United States Postal Service to process them.

A photo of the official ballot envelope is shown on the right to help you identify it.

New Absentee Ballot Envelope

WATCH: Completing Your Absentee Ballot

Military and Overseas Voting

Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens. Fill out your application here: FVAP.gov

Voter Information Center

Royal Oak participates in the state-wide QVF system, and the City’s voting records are available from this system. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to do the following:

  • Determine if you are registered to vote
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions
  • Find your polling location
  • Learn to use your voting equipment
  • View your sample ballot
  • New Rights for Michigan Voters

Candidates and Proposals

Visit the Oakland County Elections Division website for a complete current list of candidates and proposals.

If you would like to request voter information. Click here.