CITY COUNCIL AND LIBRARY BOARD ELECTION: NOVEMBER 7, 2017
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There are four City Council positions that are expiring. Of those four, Council Members Burmeister, Kittle and Knight have chosen to run for re-election. Council Member Mitchell is not. Therefore, write-in candidates can be considered for the fourth vacant seat. Write in candidates can file the paperwork, available here in my office, until October 27th at 4:00 PM. We will post the names of all the valid write in candidates here after the filing deadline.
In addition, there will be Library Board seats up for election also. These offices include partial terms (until November 2019) and full term seats. There are candidates for all the positions. Current Board Members Mary Jo Ahern and Beverly Miller are running for the two open partial seats, along with Sharna Hatcher. The full term positions are being sought by current Library Board member Richard Siepielski and also by Shawanna Fletcher.
The Avondale School District has a bond issue on this ballot also. If you live in the Avondale School District, you will have it on your ballot so that you can vote on it.
Oakland County chose new election equipment for the county. Watch this site for information on the new tabulators that will be used at this election. The biggest change that you will note is that you vote by making a mark in the SQUARE on the LEFT side rather than the oval on the right side of the name of the person for whom you wish you cast your vote. Otherwise the machine works the same way, although it will look different!
My office will send out absentee applications to all those on our permanent list before this November election. You can be on the list too - just call and ask! If you wish to vote absentee for this election only, please send us an email or call us. We expect to mail the absentee ballots out about October 2nd. You must have completed an application first. Any questions? Please call, 248-370-9402 - we are happy to answer them!
Questions? Call me, Terri Kowal, City Clerk.
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE 248-370-9402