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Election Information

February 27, 2024 - Presidential Primary Election
This election is the first election with many of the Proposal 2 of November 2022 implementations. This means, voters will see new implementations in regards to precinct locations, early voting information, and the permanent ballot list. 
  • Precincts are now able to accommodate up to 5,000 voters rather than 2,999 voters. Because of this, Flat Rock now only has three precincts, all located at the Flat Rock Community Center (1 Maguire St. Flat Rock, MI 48134). Every registered voter will be receiving a new voter ID card showing them their new precinct and if their voting location changed. 
  • Early Voting - brand new! Beginning the second Saturday before any federal or state election early voting will be taking place daily until the Sunday prior to the election. Early Voting will be at Flat Rock City Hall (25500 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock, MI 48134) from 8:00AM - 4:00PM,  where voters may apply to vote and tabulate their ballot. Voters may also tabulate their absentee ballots they received in the mail - due to this, voters are no longer able to spoil their ballot any time after early voting begins. 
  • Permanent Ballot List - Voters are now able to select to be on a permanent ballot list one time after completing an absentee ballot application and permanently receive their ballot in the mail for every following election until they state they no longer want to receive their ballot. Simply put, you no longer will be required to complete an application to vote absentee, you will automatically be mailed an absentee ballot. This is a constitutional amendment, and the city is unable to make any decision against this. 
Voter Registration
Find out how to register to vote on the voter registration subpage.

Absent Voter Ballot Information
**Updated Absentee Voter Information**
All current absentee voter's on the permanent application list will receive the below application. With the implementations of Prop. 2 and State of Michigan guidelines, there is now a new permanent ballot list that absentee voter's may join.
In red on the application is "Complete to join permanent list: I want to vote absentee in all elections. Automatically send me an absent voter ballot for all elections."
Selecting this will remove the Absentee Voter Application resident's have previously received - with the selection of the new permanent list you will automatically have a BALLOT mailed to you for all future elections.
To clarify, if you select this permanent list you will no longer receive an application to vote by mail prior to the election, you will automatically be issued a ballot, by mail.
*This is in accordance with the State of Michigan, the City of Flat Rock has to follow the State Guidelines and their processes.*

All registered voters have the option to vote absentee (by mail); voting absentee is optional, not mandatory. If you would like to receive an absentee ballot, you must return your SIGNED application to the City Clerk's Office by mail or by putting it in the drop-box next to the flagpole in the City Hall parking lot.

The City Clerk's Office will be open the Saturday, prior to the election from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. which is the deadline for acceptance of absentee ballot applications to be voted outside the City Clerk's Office. The Monday before an election at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline for applications for absentee ballots to be voted in person at the City Clerk's Office. Emergency absent voter applications will be issued to any registered elector at any time prior to 4:00 p.m. on Election Day if he or she shall have become physically disabled or shall be absent from the city because of sickness or death in the family which has made it impossible to apply for absent voter ballots by the statutory deadline.

Sample Ballots
Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to view a sample ballot and find out if you're registered to vote.

Public Accuracy Testing
The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate the computer program used to tabulate the votes cast at the election meets the  requirements of law. The meeting is open to the public and any interested citizen may attend.

New Voter Identification Requirement In Effect
Due to a recent court ruling, every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for picture identification requirement).
Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card.
Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:
  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.
Voters without picture identification: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
For more election related information, visit www.michigan.gov/vote.

Voting Precinct Information
View the Precinct Map Here

Precinct No. 1 – Shall embrace all property bounded on; Property south of Van Horn Road entering city limits of Brownstown Township to/and including Vreeland Road. All property of Inkster Road East of Huron Township between the south of Van Horn Road within city limits and north of Vreeland Road into Hawthorne Blvd. All property west of the City of Woodhaven from Vreeland Road and south of Van Horn Road within city limits.

Precinct No. 2 – Shall embrace all property bounded on; Property south of Vreeland Road, not including properties on Vreeland Road. All property east of Huron Township between south of Vreeland Road and north of Will Carleton Road following the Huron River to Red Cedar Dr., including Red Cedar Dr. All property north of Gibraltar Road to Vreeland Road and West of Red Cedar Dr. encompassing Red Cedar Dr. All property west of Brownstown Township following city limits south of Vreeland and north of Gibraltar Road.

Precinct No. 3 – Shall embrace all property bounded on; Property south of Gibraltar Road east of Tamarack Dr., including Tamarack Dr., to city limits of Brownstown Township following Interstate 75. Property north of the Huron River from Tamarack Dr., including Tamarack Dr. to city limits of City of Rockwood and Berlin Township following Interstate 75. 

*All precincts vote at the Flat Rock Community Center - 1 Maguire St. Flat Rock, MI 48134*

If you are unsure of where you are supposed to vote please contact the Clerk's Office by phone at (734) 782-2455 Extension 6 or find out on-line by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center.


For information regarding running for an open position, please see the below notice, or contact the Clerk's Office for more information:
Candidate Information Notice