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City Clerk and Elections


Jane Cartwright - City Clerk / HR
611 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

M-F 8:00a - 5:00p

Nominating Petitions for 2015 Elected Positions

The following positions will be up for election in 2015:

1) Mayor - 2 year term
2) Council Member - 3 positions - 4 year terms
3) Board of Review - 1 position - 4 year term

Nominating petitions may be picked up at the City Clerk's office, 611 E. Grand River (3rd Floor City Hall).  You must be a resident of the City of Howell and registered voter to qualify.  Deadline to file petitions is April 21, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  Current positions expire November 2015.    

May 5, 2015 Statewide Special Election

The State of Michigan has scheduled a statewide special election Tuesday May 5, 2015 to consider an amendment to the State Constitution increasing the sales/use tax from 6% to 7%.  Approved ballot language is available HERE.  

Absentee Ballots are now available for the May 5, 2015 Election at the City Clerk's Office.  Submit a completed application for Absentee Ballot to receive your ballot by mail or stop by our office during normal business hours to apply for and receive your ballot in person.  Our office will also be open Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for Absentee Ballots.   

Application for Absentee Ballot

Click HERE to download an application for an upcoming election.  Return the completed form to the City Clerk's office at 611 E. Grand River.  If you live outside the City limits, please contact your Township Clerk.

Bring Your Picture Identification to the Polls 

Voters are required to present picture identification as part of the application to vote process.  The Election Inspector will check the photo and name appearing on the identification to verify the voter’s identity. 

Voters who do not have acceptable picture identification or are not in possession of picture identification must sign an affidavit prior to voting.  For more information on this new requirement, please follow the link to the official notice from the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

Permanent Absentee Voter List                                                                                            

Registered voters can now be placed on the City of Howell's Permanent Absentee Voter List.  Complete the application form and return it to the Clerk's office.  Once you are added to the list, you will automatically receive an application for Absentee Ballot approximately six weeks prior to each election without calling to request it. Click HERE to download the application form.                                                                                                

Michigan Voter Information Center                                                         

Visit the State of Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) for all your election needs.   
Direct Link http://michigan.gov/vote

This site provides information on:

  • Voter Registration Status
  • Upcoming elections
  • Polling location and map
  • Voting equipment
  • Absentee Voting
  • Sample Ballots

Michigan Secretary of State also offers a wide variety of on line services for branch office transactions. You can visit their web site at:  Direct Link http://michigan.gov/sos

Where do I Vote?

Precincts 1 and 2 vote at Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA).  The LESA Administration Building is located at 1425 W. Grand River (corner of W. Grand River and Highlander Way). The LESA Administration Building has a large parking lot behind the building with driveways on W. Grand River and Highlander Way.  On election day, please use the main entrance located on the south side of the building adjacent to the parking lot.  After entering the building, please follow the signs to Precincts 1 and 2 which will be located in the McGuffey conference room on the right.  Click HERE for a detailed map.

Precinct 3 votes at Howell City Hall, 611 E. Grand River, 2nd Floor Conference Room.  The parking lot is located behind the building and can be accessed from either Sibley Street or Grand River.