Voting in Ferndale

Are you ready to cast your vote? All elections in Ferndale are administered by the City Clerk’s Office. The team strives to offer equitable and inclusive voter services that meet the diverse needs of all residents and voters.

The Presidential Primary Election is on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. The ballot includes candidates for President of the United States. Find information on how to vote by mail, where to vote at the polls, or how to work for the upcoming election.

Register to Vote

To vote in Ferndale, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Election Day, and a resident of Ferndale. You can register to vote:

  • Online at the Michigan Voter Information Center
  • In-person at Ferndale City Hall during regular operating hours
  • Dropbox: Print, fill out, and sign the Voter Registration Application and place it in the black drop box outside of City Hall. A drop box will also be available outside City Hall 75 days before each election, as well as a smaller drop box on the front counter on the second floor. Additionally, a new ballot box has been installed in The dot parking garage.
  • Mail: Print, fill out, and sign the Voter Registration Application and mail it to Ferndale Elections at 300 E. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220.


City Clerk's Office

‍300 East Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220


Early Voting: February 17-February 25

In November 2022, voters passed Proposal 2, which requires early voting for elections with state and federal candidates and also allows communities to hold early voting for local elections. In partnership with Oakland County, the City of Hazel Park, and Royal Oak Township, the City of Ferndale will hold early voting for all future elections at the Hazel Park Community Center, located at 620 West Woodward Heights Boulevard in Hazel Park, MI 48030.  Voters who live in communities that have partnered with Oakland County may also vote at the Waterford Oaks Activity Center, located at 2800 Watkins Lake Road in Waterford, MI 48328.

From Saturday, February 17, 2024, through Sunday, February 25, 2024, all hours (except for Thursday, February 22, 2024) are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, the hours will be from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The precinct canvass of early votes for the City of Ferndale will occur at the Hazel Park Community Center (620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., Hazel Park, MI 48030) at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Military, Uniformed Services, and Overseas Citizens and Families

Military personnel and overseas civilian voters are offered special services for participating in elections through the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). This act allows overseas citizens to apply for and receive absentee ballots. UOCAVA covers all military personnel, members of the Merchant Marine, spouses or dependents of uniformed personnel, and civilian voters who are currently outside the U.S.

Overseas voters can take advantage of discounted mailing costs by visiting the Overseas Voters Foundation website.