What you need to know for Nov. 8 -
With over 46,000 registered voters, the Novi City Clerk's office is preparing for the general election. Voting for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Congressional, State Legislature, County Commissioner, and local school board seats will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Due to statewide redistricting, the City of Novi is now represented by two members of congress, two state senators, two state house representatives, and two county commissioners. Every registered voter in the City of Novi was mailed a new Voter Information Card earlier this year. The information on the card lists your polling location and the new Congressional, Senate, House and County Commissioner Districts assigned to you.
On Election Day, Novi's 25 precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for residents who choose to cast their ballots in person. To cast an absentee ballot, a resident must fill out an application and submit the ballot to the City Clerk before 8 p.m. on Election Day. The Clerk’s Office must receive your request for an absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 4.
“Our city is at its best when our residents make their voices heard and fully engage in the election process,” said Novi City Clerk Cortney Hanson. “Whether you vote in person or by absentee ballot, the Clerk’s Office ensures all eligible ballots are counted. We want residents to exercise their right to vote, knowing that the process is safe, secure, and transparent.”
On the Civic Center Campus, there are four places where you can drop off your absentee ballot, including one that doesn't even require you to get out of your car. There is a grey drive-up box close to the Novi Police Department, a box outside the Civic Center doors, a blue bin inside and a bin at the City Clerk's office.
If you vote absentee, don't worry, your ballots are safe as clerks are required to keep them in a private, secure area. State law bars opening any ballot until Election Day. Once the ballot is in the mail, in a drop box or at the clerk's office, you can track its progress at michigan.gov/vote. After you enter your personal information, the site will show you whether the clerk has received your ballot.
The Novi City Clerk's team is ready to help answer any questions you may have. You can visit cityofnovi.org/elections, call them at 248.347.0456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.