Voting Information

PLEASE NOTE:  OCTOBER 6, 2014 is the LAST DAY to register to vote or make address changes for the General Election November 4, 2014.

REGISTERING TO VOTE:
  • To register to vote by mail, download and complete the Voter Registration Application and return to the Office of the City Clerk, 14400 Dix-Toledo Highway, Southgate, MI 48195.

  • You may also appear in person at the above mentioned office or any Secretary of State facility to register to vote.

  • Voter Registration Application Click HERE

PRECINCT WORKERS:
  • If interested in applying for the position of Election Inspector, download the application and return to the Office of the City Clerk, 14400 Dix-Toledo Highway, Southgate, MI 48195.

  • The current pay rates are; Chairperson - $140, Co-Chairperson $132, Inspector $120.

  • Training session is mandatory and compensation for said session is $15.


 PRECINCT MAP:

  • To access Map click on hyperlink Precinct Map
  • Determine residential location.
  • Determine precinct number associated with said location.
  • Find voting location at the bottom of the map.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:
  • To apply for an absentee ballot by mail download and complete application for an absentee ballot and return to the Office of the City Clerk, 14400 Dix-Toledo Highway, Southgate, MI 48195.
  • The deadline for applying fro an absentee ballot by mail is the Saturday prior to Election Day at 2 pm.



YOUR VOTE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

If you are a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age, make sure you are registered to vote.  www.michigan.gov/sos


Registration deadlines are 30 days before an election.

If you cannot go to the polls on election day you are eligible to obtain an absentee ballot if you:

  • are 60 years of age or older
  • are physically unable to attend the poll
  • will be out of town on election day
  • are assigned to work the polls as a precinct worker
  • cannot attend the polls because of the tenants of your religion
  • are in jail awaiting arraignment

If anyone of these apply to you, contact us for an application for an absentee ballot or write the Clerk a letter stating your name, address, what election you need a ballot for, and the reason.  Make sure you sign your request.  You must always request an absentee ballot in writing.


Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (734) 258-3015 to obtain public information.