Elections & Voting

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The next election is scheduled for Tuesday November 7, 2023

The election is to elect the following:  

  • Mayor (1) two-year term
  •  City Commissioners (3) four-year full terms
  •  Charter Proposal A - Proposed Amendment to Chapter 8, Section 11(d) of the Royal Oak City Charter to Re-Establish the 2.5 Mill Road Millage Previously Approved by the Electors that Expires as of the December 2023 Levy.
  • Charter Proposal B - A proposed Royal Oak charter amendment, to provide that the Mayor and City Commissioners are to be elected by a Ranked Choice Voting method when a RCV election process is allowed by law.

Candidates and Proposals

For a complete list of candidates and proposal wording, please visit the Oakland County Elections Division website 

  • Request an Absentee Ballot

    Absentee ballot request forms are available seventy five days prior to the election.  Click the link below to submit your request online:   absent voter ballot requests 

WATCH: Completing Your Absentee Ballot

Military and Overseas Voting

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

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

Early In-person Voting

Due to the approval of Proposition 2 in 2022, early in-person voting is coming to Michigan!

Visit the Secretary of State website for updated information about early in-person voting.

Request Voter Information

To request voter information, click here.