If you have additional questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 658-3310.
Become an Election Worker!
An integral part of every Election Day is having great Election Workers (Precinct Inspectors) that assist in the coordination of voting at our seven polling locations! This is a great opportunity to serve your community and to be involved in the election process.
A full list of positional duties can be found here.
To apply to be an Elections Worker
- State of Michigan resident
- 16 years of age or older
- Residents that are 18 years of age or older must be a registered voter
- Attend the required training class on October 23rd at 6 PM
- Available to work the entire Election Day
Election Workers are compensated $15 for attending the mandatory training and $165 for work done on Election Day. Additional compensation is given to workers that become a Precinct Chair or Co-Chair.
Election Workers are expected to begin at 6:00 AM and conclude after the polls close at 8:00 PM and when all paperwork is completed.
To apply, complete the application above and return in person to the City Clerk's Office or by mail to:
City Clerk’s Office
City of Berkley
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072
Understanding the Absentee Ballot Process
Following the passage of Proposal 18-3, ANY resident may complete an in-person voter registration through Election Day at the City Clerk's Office. Registrants must have proof of residency if it is within 14 days of the election.
Please Note: You can ONLY register to vote at the Clerk’s Office NOT at the polling stations.
Click here to view the State of Michigan Absentee Ballot Site.
Click here to fill out a Michigan Absent Ballot Voter Application.
- To vote by absentee ballot, you must first complete an application for an Absentee Ballot; an application must be completed for each election.
- Request an application in person, by mail or by phone.
- Ballots will be provided (either by mail or person) once the City Clerk's office has processed your application. To avoid delays, please be sure to complete and sign the application.
- All absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk's office by 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Where is My Absentee Ballot?
The State of Michigan Department of State now offers a new Absentee Ballot tracking tool. This tool is part of the Michigan Voter Information System which can also check your voter registration status and preview your sample ballot.
The Ballot Tracking tool will provide:
- The date your Absentee Ballot Application was received by the City Clerk.
- The date your Absentee Ballot was mailed to you.
- Confirmation that your completed ballot has been received and is ready to be counted on Election Day.
Upcoming Election Dates
- March 10, 2020: U.S. Presidential Primaries
Polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM.
Additionally, the Clerk's Office will be open Saturday, March 7, 2020, for election business only.
- August 4, 2020: State Office Primaries
- November 5, 2020: U.S. Presidential Election
Sample Ballots for Elections
Instructions to view your Sample Ballot:
- Go to the Michigan Voter Information System by clicking here.
- Input your personal voter information, or select "View Ballots By Precinct" on the left navigation menu.
- Under the area "Election Calendar" locate the election you are seeking information on, click the View button under Ballot Preview.
Register to Vote
You can register to vote in person at the City Clerk's Office in City Hall, or any Michigan Secretary of State Branch.
You can also register by mail using the Mail-In Voter Registration Form. Please note to register by mail you must complete the application, print, sign, and mail to this address:
City Clerk's Office
Berkley City Hall
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072
Find Your Precinct
Find your voting precinct by:
Military & Overseas Voters
Do you have friends or family in the military or overseas civilian voters who are eligible to register and vote in Michigan?
If so, we encourage you to inform them that new state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections. Most importantly, military and overseas civilian voters can now receive a ballot by e-mail or fax to speed the voting process!
(The voted ballot must be returned by mail for security purposes.)
Military and overseas civilian voters interested in obtaining ballots for the elections that will be held this year must request a ballot through their local city or township clerk. Requests for absentee ballots submitted prior to 2010 are no longer valid and cannot be processed.
Additional information including contact information for Michigan’s city and township clerks can be obtained through the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) Web site maintained by the Michigan Department of State.
Candidate Filings for Local Elections
Below you will find documents and forms pertinent to the candidate filing process for local elections.
Original petition signature forms are not available online and can be obtained directly from the Oakland County Elections Division or the City Clerk's Office.
- Oakland County Candidate Filing Requirements
- Circulating & Canvassing City Petition Forms
- State of Michigan Campaign Finance Act
- State of Michigan Filing Dates
- City of Berkley Petition Ordinance
- City of Berkley Signs Ordinance
Elections for Berkley City Council are held in November of every odd-numbered year. The next Council election is November 2019.
The candidate filing deadline for the November 2019 election is 4:00 PM on July 23, 2019.