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City Clerk and Elections


Jane Cartwright - City Clerk / HR
611 E. Grand River Ave, 3rd Floor
Howell, MI 48843

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

2019 Candidates for Elected Positions
The following candidates have been certified for placement on the November 5, 2019 City General Election Ballot:

Mayor - Nick Proctor, 2 year term

Council Members - 3 positions, four year terms 
1) Bob Ellis
2) Steve Manor
3) Michael Mulvahill

Board of Review - David Fisher, 4 year term

Pursuant to the Howell City Charter, a Primary Election will not be held.

May 7, 2019 Special Election
A special election to vote on the Howell Public Schools Bond Proposal will be held Tuesday May 7, 2019.  Click HERE to view the sample ballot.   

Absentee Ballots for the May 7, 2019 special election are now available.  The application form to request an Absentee Ballot is available HERE.   Return the completed application to the City Clerk's office at 611 E. Grand River, 3rd Floor.  If you live outside the City limits, please contact your Township Clerk.    

Registering to Vote
If you have recently moved to the City of Howell, you must register to vote at your new address at least 15 days prior to the first scheduled election.  You can also register to vote within the 14 day period up to and including election day however you must complete your registration in person at the City Clerk's office with proof of residency.  (Please note voters still must meet  the 30 day residency requirement).  If you were previously registered in the State of Michigan, we can also update your voter registration in our office and you will automatically receive an address change sticker for your drivers license; no need to visit the Secretary of State's office.  You can also register on line through the Michigan Secretary of State's office (link provided below) or use the mail in form provided HERE.   

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. Acceptable forms of picture identification are:
-Michigan driver's license or Michigan personal identification card
-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 who do not have acceptable picture identification or are not in possession of picture identification must sign an affidavit prior to voting.  

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 Leadership Center 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.