Monday, November 5, 2012
What time do the polls open? Where do I vote? Who's on the ballot? You've got questions, Patch has answers.
Tomorrow is Election Day, and if you have questions about voting, Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch can help. Redistricting after the 2010 U.S. Census means Farmington residents will vote in the 11th Congressional District race, while Farmington Hills residents will vote in the 14th Congressional District race. Previously, both cities were in the same district. In the Oakland County Board of Commissioners races, Farmington residents will vote in the 14th District, while Farmington Hills residents are divided among three districts – the 13th, 14th and 21st. All of our election coverage, including news stories, candidate profiles and letters to the editor, can be found in our Participate 2012 voter guide. Here's what else you should know…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Voters may register or pick up an absent voter ballot application at city hall.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is just around the corner. Local residents have until Oct. 9 to register at Farmington City Hall, Farmington Hills City Hall, any Secretary of State office or by mail. In order to vote, you must: Those who aren't able to go to the polls on election day may cast an absentee ballot. Farmington Hills absentee voter applications are posted on-line, as are applications for Farmington absentee voters. If you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election. These dates are also important to absentee voters: Additional information is available at the City of Farmington and City of Farmington Hills websites. The Farmington City …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The additional hours provide extra time for residents to register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The Farmington Hills City Clerk’s Office will offer extended hours during October and November for election-related business. Take advantage of these extended hours to register to vote or apply for an absent voter ballot if you expect to be away from the community on Election Day or are otherwise eligible: The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Those who register to vote by mail are not eligible for an absent voter ballot and must vote in person for their first election, except those who are 60 or older. The City Clerk’s Office is at 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd., on the southwest corner of Eleven Mile and Orchard Lake Roads. Regular business hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. To learn more, call …
Friday, July 6, 2012
You must be registered to cast a ballot in federal, state and county primaries, as well as DIA and SMART millage issues.
Citizens in Farmington and Farmington Hills must be registered by 4:30 p.m. Monday in order to vote in the Aug. 9 partisan primary. Republicans and Democrats running for federal, state and county seats will be on separate ballots, along with local precinct delegates and candidates for judicial posts. Voters also face two millage issues, a new .2 mill levy to fund the Detroit Institute of Arts and renewal of .59 mills to fund SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) bus service in Farmington and Farmington Hills. To register, visit the city clerk offices at Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls, the Oakland County clerk's office in Pontiac or any Secretary of State office. Learn more at fhgov.com or ci.…
Monday, June 13, 2011
Pam Smith would take the position open by retiring Farmington Hills city clerk Kathy Dornan.
While there's still dealing to be done over salary and benefits, the Farmington Hills City Council has all but approved the candidate to replace retiring City Clerk Kathy Dornan. Deputy Clerk Pam Smith was interviewed by council members at a study session before their regular Monday meeting. The 22-year employee's promotion is expected to be approved by the council at its June 27 meeting. Smith started working for the city as a part-time recording secretary and slowly moved up through the ranks, taking classes in municipal government as she went. During her time as an administrative secretary, she took classes over three years to get her certification as a municipal clerk. Since that time, she's taken more classes toward getting her master…