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Need to Know: Voting in the May 8 Election

Voters in the Bloomfield Hills Schools will have a big decision to make, and two positions on the Bloomfield Hills City Commission are at stake.

Bloomfield Township

What's on the ballot?

Bloomfield Hills Schools High School Consolidation Millage

Where to go:

There will be 28 polling precincts in the township open and staffed for the day. For a map and comprehensive list of polling precincts, consult the attached PDF, or visit the clerk's website. Sample ballots by respective precincts are also available here.

Important details:

  • Precinct 3, Wing Lake School, has been temporarily relocated, until further notice, to Booth/Doyle Center, 7273 Wing Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. 
  • Precinct 16, Meadow Lake School, has been temporarily relocated, until further notice, to West Maple Elementary School, 6275 Inkster Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.
  • Precinct 17, Bloomfield Township Fire Station No. 4, has been temporarily relocated, until further notice, to the Bloomfield Hill Baptist Church, 3600 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. 
  • Precinct 21, Farm Activity Building – Bowers Farm, has been temporarily relocated, until further notice, to the Bowers Farm School House, 1219 E. Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. 
  • All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

Bloomfield Township Clerk's Office

  • Phone: 248-433-7702
  • Fax: 248-642-7610
  • Email: clerk@bloomfieldtwp.org
  • Address: 4200 Telegraph Rd., P.O. Box 489

Bloomfield Hills

What's on the ballot?

1. Bloomfield Hills Schools High School Consolidation Millage

2. Two seats on the Bloomfield Hills City Commission. Five candidates seek two-year terms expiring May 2014.

Where to go:

Both city precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

  • Precinct 1: , 45 E. Long Lake Rd.
  • Precinct 2: , 1000 Cranbrook Rd.

Sample ballots for the primary are available here.

Bloomfield Hills City Clerk's Office

  • Phone: 248-644-1520
  • Email: aburton@bloomfieldhillsmi.net
  • Address: 45 E. Long Lake Rd.

General information

Whether you vote absentee or in person, here's what you need to know if you're voting in the May 8 election:

  • Voters must be registered with their respective municipality at least 30 days prior to the election. They must also be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and a resident of Bloomfield Township or Bloomfield Hills for at least 30 days.
  • To find out if you are registered, or find your polling location click here.
  • Polls will be open and staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.
  • Voters need to bring their photo identification to the polls. If they do not have one, they will be asked to complete an affidavit.
  • All polling places are handicap accessible, and braille and audio versions of the voting instructions are available.
  • New voting equipment for individuals with disabilities will also be available.

Voting absentee

If you are unable to vote without assistance, 60 years old or older, expect to be absent on election day or unable to vote on May 8 for any other reason, you can apply for an absentee ballot. Here's what you need to know:

  • You can apply for an absentee ballot at the city clerk's office in person (between 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), by mail (at the address below), fax or request a ballot by phone.
  • Absentee ballots will be issued until 4 p.m. the Monday before the election.
  • All ballots must be returned to the clerk's office by 8 p.m. on election day. If you're curious, track your absentee ballot with the Oakland County Absentee Ballot Tracker.
Chris Xiromeritis May 08, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Can you add the locations of the polling places in WEST BLOOMFIELD too???
BHSDistrictParent May 08, 2012 at 12:51 PM
For further discussion of the bond issue please see the following independent web site: www.bhsforum.org
BHSDistrictParent May 08, 2012 at 01:19 PM
NO reason to change from "NO". Andover, by default, in 2013, will house consolidated grades 10-12, and Lahser will hold consolidated grade 9 plus Model High School. That plan does not require the payment of more bond interest than money saved, and is a plan that makes sense...
S Sera May 08, 2012 at 02:27 PM
BHSDP--- This article was NOT about our schools. Why did you make it so?

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