Elections & Voting


Upcoming Elections  

  • City Election:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Presidential Primary:  Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Presidential Primary:  Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Presidential Election:  Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Positions to be Elected for November 5, 2019:


One seat: 2-Year Term


Three seats: 4-Year Terms

List of Candidates: https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Documents/11052019%20Candidate%20List.pdf

For nonpartisan voter guides and upcoming election candidate information, visit: League of Women Voters of Michigan.

Candidate Forum October 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in room 315 of City Hall.

Absentee Voting

Need to vote absentee? Learn more on our Voting Absentee Ballot page.

Military and Overseas Voting

Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens. Fill out your application here: FVAP.gov

Voter Information Center

Royal Oak participates in the state-wide QVF system, and the City's voting records are available from this system. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to do the following:

  • Determine if you are registered to vote
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions
  • Find your polling location
  • Learn to use your voting equipment
  • View your sample ballot

Candidates and Proposals

Visit the Oakland County Elections Division website for a complete current list of candidates and proposals.