The City of Dearborn is holding a general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Ballot will include city official elections and ballot issues
The ballot includes election of the mayor of Dearborn, as well as all seven City Council seats, and the city clerk. There are two candidates for mayor; 14 for City Council; and two for city clerk.
Residents will also be asked to vote on a bond proposal for Dearborn Public Schools, as well as two millage proposals for Henry Ford Community College.
The $76 million bond for the school district, if approved by voters, would be used for technology and security upgrades, repairs and additions to school facilities and grounds, and purchasing school buses.
Two millage proposals on the ballot will determine future funding for HFCC. The first asks voters to decide whether to continue the existing 3 mills levied by the school district for general operating purposes for 10 years. The second asks voters whether to allow the school district to levy an additional mill for five years.
Absentee ballots available through Nov. 2
Residents who are registered and qualify for an absentee ballot may apply for and be given their absentee ballot at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.
The Clerk’s office is open to process absentee ballot applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Nov. 1.
The Clerk’s Office will also be open on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to process absentee ballot applications.
Absentee ballot applications are also available by calling 943-2031 or 943-2032.
Polls open Nov. 5
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Completed absentee ballots can be turned into the Clerk’s Office until 8 p.m.
Voters are reminded to complete both sides of the ballot.
To check a voter’s registration status, precinct number and location, absentee eligibility, or other information online, visit www.michigan.gov/vote. Or, call the City Clerk’s Office at 313-943-2032.
For background on candidates and their answers to questions about issues facing Dearborn, check out Dearborn Patch's Elections page.