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Elections

All federal, state, local and special elections in Ferndale are administered by the City Clerk's Office. Special care is taken to ensure that elections are managed properly and residents receive the assistance needed with voter registration, absentee ballots, and more.

Vote from home, vote away from home:

  1. at the 24-hour Election Dropbox outside City Hall, near the parking lot (preferred method)
  2. at the 24-hour Election Dropbox outside Kulick Community Center, near the main entrance
  3. by mail to: Ferndale City Clerk, 300 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-9905          
  4. by scanning or photographing, then emailing to: elections@ferndalemi.gov
  • Apply in person at City Hall.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to verify your registration status, locate your polling location, or to view a sample ballot.

For nonpartisan voter guides and upcoming election candidate information, visit the League of Women Voters of Michigan.

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2021 Elections in Ferndale

  • November 2 - General election

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CONTACT

Elections Office

Ferndale City Hall
300 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220

(248) 546-2525 (Option #5)

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Hours

Polling locations

  • Precinct 1: Vote at Renaissance Vineyard Church, 1841 Pinecrest Dr.
  • Precinct 2: Vote at Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr.
  • Precinct 3: Vote at Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois Ave.
  • Precinct 4: Vote at University High School, 2521 Bermuda St.
  • Precinct 5: Vote at Ferndale Area District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd.
  • Precinct 6: Vote at Ferndale Free Methodist Church, 1950 Woodward Heights Blvd.
  • Precinct 7: Vote at Ferndale Free Methodist Church, 1950 Woodward Heights Blvd.
  • Precinct 8: Vote at City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile Rd.
  • Precinct 9: Vote at Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois Ave.

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FAQS

Do I have to pick up the ballot at City Hall?

No, you can have the ballot mailed to you or you may complete our online application form and return it to the City Clerk by mail or use our convenient drop box outside City Hall. Any US citizen qualified to vote absentee can pick up their ballot at City Hall until 4:00 p.m. the Monday before the election. Any ballots obtained in person the Monday before the election must be voted in the City Clerk's Office. New regulations mandate that voters applying in person for an absentee ballot must provide photo identification to be issued a ballot. Voters who do not provide ID must complete an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.

How can I track the status of my absentee ballot?

Go to the Michigan Voter Information Center and input your information to check your ballot's status.

How do I check my registration status and which precinct I'm in?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center and follow the instructions to get this information.

How do I register to vote or obtain my ballot if I qualify for an overseas absentee ballot?

Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website to complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).  This can also be used to have your ballot emailed or faxed to you. 

I am a college student, do I have to come home to vote?

No, you don’t! You have two options: (1) If you are living away from Ferndale while attending college, you can register to vote in the city or township where you live, and vote there—even if you only live there for part of the year. (2) If you are registered at a permanent address in Ferndale, you can request an absentee ballot and we can mail your ballot to wherever you are—no matter where that is or why you’re there! Go to the Absentee Voting page for more information.

When can I send in my absentee voter application for an election?

Absentee voter applications will be accepted by mail or in person beginning 75 days prior to each election.

When is the deadline for returning my absentee ballot?

All absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election night. 

We are aware of a recent court ruling that extends the deadline for mailed ballots that are postmarked before Election Day but arrive within 14 days after Election Day. We remain in contact with state officials regarding this developing situation, and will update this space if any changes are confirmed.

When is the deadline for turning in an absentee voter application?

Absentee voter applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by 2:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election for a ballot to be mailed. Absentee voters may also apply in person for an AV ballot until 4:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election; however, the ballot must be voted at City Hall. 

Where can I register in person?

You can register in person at your county or city clerk's office.  You can also register to vote at any Secretary of State branch office.

Where do I mail my voter registration application?

You can mail the application to the Ferndale City Clerk, 300 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220 or to the county clerk's address, which is provided on the application. Applications mailed to the county clerk are forwarded to the Ferndale City Clerk and will take longer to process.

Where should I go if I have further questions?

Please contact the Michigan Secretary of State.

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