Election Information

Upcoming Election Dates:

State Primary Election is Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Last day to register for the State Primary Election is July 9, 2018.

State General Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2017.
Last day to register for the General Election is October 9, 2018.

Military and Overseas Voters
New state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections.  If you or someone you know is a member of the military or a U.S. citizen living overseas, CLICK HERE to find more information from the Michigan Secretary of State.


The Township has two precincts/polling locations:

PRECINCT 1 - for voters living east of Wyoming Ave.
Grant School 21131 Gardenlane, Ferndale, MI 48220 

PRECINCT 2 - for voters living west of Wyoming Ave.
Recreation Center 21272 Mendota Ferndale, MI 48220

New Election Equipment Arriving

There is excitement in the Clerk’s office, awaiting our new election equipment. Following extensive study and testing, Oakland County chose the equipment offered by Hart Intercivic, Verity Scan, Digital Ballot Scanner; one of three options provided by the State of Michigan. The equipment will be delivered in December, 2017, and will be tested locally at that time. Clerks of Oakland County will all receive further training in the next couple of months, after which we will hold trainings for our election workers.  

The new equipment will be used in the next elections held in the Charter Township of Royal Oak in 2018, and we hope that all of our voters will be as excited about the new equipment as we are. The Clerk’s Office is investigating the ability to allow a preview of the equipment by using our local Comcast Cable Government Channel 15.

Election Workers Needed

The Clerk’s office is seeking election workers for the up-coming primary election in August, 2018, and the general election in November, 2018. Please stop by the Clerk’s office to complete the State of Michigan election inspector application or call to have it mailed to you at (248) 547 9800.


  • Must be a registered voter in Michigan
  • Must declare political party affiliation on precinct inspector application
  • Must be able to attend training session a weekend before election
  • Must be able to remain with election chair until all procedures are finished on election night
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills are highly desired
  • Michigan law allows students age 16 years or older to work at the polls.


Township Clerk
Gwendolyn Turner

Deputy Clerk
Tiffany E. Cryer

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Royal Oak Township Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.