Polls are now closed for the February 27th Presidential Primary Election.
Due to the election, on Wednesday, February 28th City Hall has a delayed start today of 11 am EXCEPT for Tax & Water Payments, Building Dept, 21st District Court, they open at 9 am.
ELECTION HOURS & INFORMATION
City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, February 27th EXCEPT for election business only from 7 am until 8 pm.
City Hall will reopen for Tax & Water Payments ONLY on Wednesday, February 28th at 9 am and will fully reopen at 11 am for all other city business.
The Clerk's office reminds you to not mail in your absentee ballot at this point. Either drop off inside City Hall or in the Official Ballet Drop Box on the north side of City Hall or the south side of the Radcliff Center. Please deliver your absentee ballot ASAP so the Clerk's office can organize ballots to be counted on Election Day.
UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN 2024
Garden City will have three (3) elections in 2024
- February 27, 2024 - Presidential Primary Election
- August 6, 2024 - State Primary Election
- November 5, 2024 - Presidential Election
INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL?
Candidates interested in running for City Council will need to file an “Affidavit of Identity” and nominating petition signatures.
Affidavits of Identity and nominating petitions are now available at the City Clerk’s office
After obtaining the Affidavit of Identity and nominating petitions from the City Clerk’s Office, candidates interested in running for City Council will need to submit a completed Affidavit of Identity and Nominating Petition signature pages containing the signatures of no fewer than 75 and no more than 125 voters registered to vote in Garden City. The City Clerk’s office will verify the validity of petition signatures. If a candidate has met the required signature requirement numbers then the candidate’s name will be placed on the ballot for the primary election.
(Note: if there are eight or fewer candidates for the four 4-year Council terms there will be no Primary election for the position and all candidates who had filed for that position will advance to the November General Election. Nine or more candidates for the 4-year Council term would result in the office appearing on the August Primary ballot with the top eight vote-getters advancing to the November General ballot)
The deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions and Affidavit of Identity for the August primary is 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2024. However, candidates are encouraged to file sooner than later to ensure enough time to file supplemental signature filings if for some reason the initial filing does not contain enough valid signatures.
Candidates may withdraw their name from the ballot up until 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2024.
In addition to the Affidavit of Identity and nominating petitions to file with the City Clerk’s office candidates will need to file campaign finance documents with the Wayne County Clerk. For more information regarding campaign finance statements and reporting requirements candidates may visit https://wccampaignfinance.com/ or contact the county at 313-224-2380
NEW FOR 2024: EARLY VOTING
As part of newly enacted legislation Michigan voters now have the right to vote at an early voting center for nine days prior to election day for all federal and statewide elections.
Early voting begins the 2nd Saturday before an election and ends the Sunday before the election.
The location of the Garden City early voting site will be the Garden City Police Station Multi-Purpose Room located at 6000 Middlebelt Road.
Early voting dates will run from Saturday, February 17th through Sunday, February 25, 2024.
The hours of operation for the early voting site will be 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day.
EARLY VOTING PRECINCT CANVASS
The City of Garden City will begin the canvass of early voting votes for the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary Election at the following date, time, and location.
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Garden City City Hall Main Hall
2024 VOTER INFORMATION
Join us as Zac King sits down with newly appointed City Clerk Bryan Smith as we talk about the 2024 Elections happening in Garden City. Learn about Early Voting, the new Absentee Ballet list, Ballet Drop Box Locations, and more.
2024 ELECTION CALENDAR
|February 12, 2024
|Last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the February Presidential Primary election*
|February 27, 2024
|Presidential Primary Election
|July 22, 2024
|Last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the August Primary election*
|August 6, 2024
|State Primary Election
|October 21, 2024
|Last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person wit the local clerk for the November General election*
|November 5, 2024
*Residents may register to vote in-person with the local clerk with proof of residency until 8:00pm on the day of the election.
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Applications for absentee ballots for the 2024 Presidential Primary are now available. Applications can be obtained at the Garden City Clerk's Office or online by clicking on the ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION link below.
Completed absentee ballot applications can be returned to the City Clerk's office in person, by mail, or by e-mail.
Completed ballot applications may also be returned to one of the city's two official absentee ballot drop box locations. The drop boxes are located near the North entrance to City Hall (6000 Middlebelt Road) and near the South entrance to the Radcliff Center (1751 Radcliff Street)
Completed Applications may be e-mailed to: ClerkDivision@GardenCityMI.org
Fill out this application, please include your name and address and sign the application. Return the application to either of the official ballot drop boxes located at City Hall and the Radcliff Center or mail the application to City Clerk, 6000 Middlebelt Rd., Garden City, MI 48135
Ballots for the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary will be available for mailing by January 18, 2024
Once we receive the application, a ballot will be sent to your home. All ballots must be returned to City Hall by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Fill out only one application and submit
to the Clerk’s Office.
NEW BOUNDARIES FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS
The 2022 primary and general elections featured new district boundaries for Congress, the State Senate, and the State House. - The State of Michigan website has published maps from the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission showing the district boundaries.
Listed below are the various districts that represent Garden City
US Congressional: District 12
State Senate: District 05
State Representative: District 026
Wayne County Commissioner: District 8