After months of campaigning, speculation and debate, some big decisions on key funding initiatives and positions at local, federal and state levels will be made by voters during today's primary election. Whether casting ballots absentee, or at polling locations in Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills, make your voice heard, and check with Bloomfield Patch for updates from polling locations throughout the day.
Updated at 9:45 p.m.:
Bloomfield Township Supervisor Leo Savoie is reporting that with roughly 12,000 votes tallied, Bloomfield Hills Commissioner Mike McCready is building a slight lead over Oakland County Commissioner Dave Potts; and about 81 percent of voters approved the Bloomfield Township Public Safety Millage.
Updated at 8 p.m.: Polls are closed! Stay tuned for results.
Updated at 7 p.m.:
The Bloomfield Hills City Clerk's Office is reporting 749 absentee ballots were issued to voters for today's primary, and 595 were returned before polls openend.
Updated at 6:35 p.m.:
The Bloomfield Hills City Hall parking lot is virtually full as voters scamper in and out of the polling location inside the Department of Public Safety garage. An eager group of sign-holding surrogates for candidates, DIA millage supporters and Right to Life advocates is ready to greet the post-dinner crowd.
Updated at 4 p.m.:
Bloomfield Township poll workers are reporting slow traffic at most polling precincts this afternoon, which means quick turnaround times for voters.
"Fast and effecient. Voter 57 at 11 a.m.," wrote reader Dave Liming on Patch's Facebook Page.
The township clerk's office reported that 6,729 absentee ballots were issued for today's election, and that 5,581 were returned before polls opened today.
Where to go:
All 32 polling precincts in the township will be 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.
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.
What's on the Ballot?
On the ballot Tuesday are candidates for federal, state and local office, as well as two county-wide ballot issues.
- Voters must be registered with their respective municipality. 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.
- Tuesday is a partially closed ballot. That means voters must vote for only Republicans or only Democrats on the partisan positions.
- Ballots can be cast for the millage proposals or judicial candidates regardles of political affiliation.
- 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.
- All absentee 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.
Need More Information?
Bloomfield Hills City Clerk's Office
- Phone: 248-644-1520
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 45 E. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Township Clerk's Office
- Phone: 248-433-7702
- Fax: 248-642-7610
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 4200 Telegraph Rd., P.O. Box 489