Due to road construction, Ludlow Avenue is closed at West University Drive.

Electors in Precincts 01 and 03 will need to follow a detour in order to access the Community House via Woodward Ave. west of Main Street. 

You can view a map of the detour here: Road Detour Map


All federal, state, and local elections are administered by the City Clerk.

Pursuant to state election law, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on all election days. You must vote at the polling place for the precinct in which you reside.

Sample ballots for the recent Tuesday, August 7, 2018 election are listed below. If are unsure of your precinct, review your voter identification card, view the precinct map, or find your precinct online.

Sample ballots for the Tuesday, November 6 election will be available in October 2018, a news announcement will be made at the front page of rochestermi.org when they become available, and information below will be updated.

 August 7, 2018 Sample Ballots

 Precinct 1 - Community House, 816 Ludlow
 Precinct 4 - St. Paul's Methodist, 620 Romeo
 Precinct 2 - St. Paul's Methodist, 620 Romeo
Precinct 5 - Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica
 Precinct 3 - Community House, 816 Ludlow
Precinct 6 - Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica

Voter Registration

To register as an elector in the State of Michigan, you must be 18 years of age and have been a resident of the community for 30 days prior to the election.

Close of registration for the August 7, 2018 Primary Election was Monday, July 9, 2018.
Close of registration for the November 6, 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Register to vote using the Voter Registration Form, or you may also register in person at any Secretary of State Office or local Clerk's Office. View the Michigan Votes Voter Information Center to see if you are registered to vote in Michigan.

General Elections

A General Municipal Election is held in November of every odd year. Four members of the City Council are elected during these elections. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes each serve for a four-year term, and the candidate receiving the fourth highest number of votes serves for a two-year term.

Persons interested in running for City Council must be registered to vote and must submit nominating petitions as required by law. No primary will be held if fewer than eight candidates submit petitions.

For more information on elections, contact the City Clerk at (248) 651-9061.