NOVEMBER 3, 2020 RISK LIMITING AUDIT
Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM
A Risk Limiting Audit performed by the Audit Board of the Clerk and City's staff will be videocast live at 1:00 PM on WOW and Comcast the city’s cable providers and will post to the city’s website afterwards.
Risk-Limiting Audits take a statistical sample of manually reviewed paper ballots and compare the results to the tabulated totals. Please click on the link below for an explanation on the RLA.
State of Michigan Election Division Youtube video of ballot number selection explanation:
ARLO RISK LIMITING AUDIT OVERVIEW
Risk Limiting Audit Basics State of Michigan
Recording of RLA
Results of Pilot Audit: Notice to Clerks from the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections
Statewide Audit Process Demonstrates the Excellence of County and Local Election Officials
Thank you for participating in Michigan’s largest statewide audit exercise to date. County and local clerks from more than 1,300 local jurisdictions – more than had ever participated in such an audit anywhere – took part in hand counting more than 18,000 ballots that were randomly selected throughout the state to review the vote cast for president. The overwhelming participation of election clerks and staff is a testament to their commitment to election transparency and security, and the outcome provided strong additional evidence that voting machines counted ballots accurately.
Of the 18,162 ballots randomly selected for retrieval in the audit (from 5.57 million ballots cast in the state), 18,084 were retrieved. Statewide and in the state’s three largest counties, the samples were all within one percentage point of the tabulated totals for each candidate. In the statewide sample, Biden received votes on 50 percent of all ballots reviewed while Trump received 48 percent. In Wayne County, Biden received 68 percent while Trump received 31 percent. In Oakland County, Biden received 57 percent while Trump received 41 percent, and in Macomb County, Biden received 44 percent and Trump received 54 percent.
More than 99 percent of ballots were retrieved for a nearly complete sample. The sample was not completed because 21 jurisdictions did not retrieve ballots, so the audit is being considered a pilot exercise. More detail will be coming soon, including a full Bureau of Elections report. The preliminary data affirm that Michigan’s election was conducted securely and fairly thanks to the tireless and excellent work of election clerks.
RIVERVIEW OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS NOVEMBER 3, 2020 CITY PROPOSAL AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
The rumors regarding the marking pens at the Riverview Polling places are just that "rumors." The City of Riverview purchased the Vendor Dominion recommended Paper Mate Flair .7mm Medium felt tip pens that do not bleed through the ballots. These markers were secured to each poll booth at each precincts.
VOTER INFO AND FORMS
CLERK'S OFFICE OPEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2021 FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM
TO ABSENTEE VOTE IN PERSON OR PICK UP AN ABSENTEE VOTER BALLOT. PLEASE PROVIDE PHOTO ID.
REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE
New Ballot Drop Box on Police Department Flag Court in front of City Hall. PLEASE ENTER COURT ON YOUR LEFT AND EXIT ON YOUR RIGHT, Thank You!
There will be four Absentee County Boards sequestered and spaced out who follow protocol for complete anonymity of your ballot. The following is the process of each counting board where opposite party workers are required for the checks and balances of each counting board (All election inspectors sequestered are required to take an oath and also submit their cell phones to the Clerk before entering sequestered area):
Absentee Boards Processing of Ballots:
Station 1: Slits the voter's envelope, checks the ballot stub to the ballot number on the envelope and removes the ballot sleeve with the ballot inside without viewing the ballot and deposits it into Station 2 container which is opposite and staggered from Station 1. (In the case where the voter forgets to return the ballot sleeve, the Station 1 inspector turns over the envelope with the voter's name and has the inspector at Station 2 remove the ballot to maintain anonymity and places it in a secrecy sleeve.
Station 2: The person at station 2 removes the ballot, removes the stub flattens the ballots and places it into Station 3 container. Checks ballot for voter corrections and deposits it in Station 3 to be tabulated
Station 3: Ballots are tabulated as witnessed by all present.
When marking your Ballots: If voter makes this mistake, please come to the clerk's office to spoil your ballot and receive a new one. If the voter cannot make it to the Clerk's office, contact the clerk for further direction.
If you are interested in becoming an election inspector in the precincts or the absentee board, please fill out the application at the following link and send it to the City Clerk at
Election Inspector Application
Posted September 20, 2020
PRECINCT STREET INDEX
ELECTION POLL WORKERS NEEDED (Application)
Qualifed Registered Voters and Students from 16-18 years of age may work as an election inspector in a precinct if the criteria of 3 certified precinct inspectors, who are qualified registered voters of at least two political parties, are appointed to the precinct. Training sessions are mandatory for certification. If you would like to work in the three elections, please download the Election Inspector Application below or come in and talk to the City Clerk (Monday-Friday 9-5). Inspectors are paid as follows: $9.65 PER HR (6:15 AM UNTIL THE POLL IS CLOSED or (6:15 AM to 2:15 PM or 2:15 PM to Close of Poll) plus Hrly rate for 2 hr training. Computer knowledge is a plus, but not necessary. Chairs (11.80/hr and Co-Chairs 11.80/hr)
Attention College Students
Under a new State law, the address on your driver's license must match the address on your voter registration record. Any address change submitted on your driver's license will automatically carry over to your Voter Identification Card. This legislation particularly affects college students who often have their voter registration or driver's license changed to match their college address.
Students: please be aware that you can no longer use your college address on one (driver's license) if the other (voter registration) reflects your local residence; the addresses must match.
For more information or clarification, contact the City Clerk's Office at (734) 281-4239 or access the Secretary of State's Web site.
Absentee Voter Application (NO REASON APPLICATION - Any registered voter who would like to be added to our Permanent Absentee Ballot List to receive an Absentee Voter Application before each election, please call (734) 281-4240 or if you drop by city hall, just drop in and state that you want to be added to the AV List.
Absentee Voter Application List Request you can fill out the request and drop it off or mail it to the clerk's office or call.
Precinct Delegate Write in Intent Form
Spoiled Absentee Ballot Form If you lost, accidentally misplaced or never received your absentee ballot, fill out this form and return it or fax it or email it to the Clerk's office and we will send you a new ballot. If you are on the Permanent Absentee Ballot Mailing List and you have not received your ballot within three weeks prior to the election, please contact the clerk's office at 734-281-4240 so that we may insure that you receive your ballot. Your request must be made in WRITING ONLY, by a recently enacted state law. We can no longer fill your request by telephone.
- If you have received your Absentee Ballot and then change your mind and decide to vote at the polling place, fill out this form and download it and bring it to your precinct along with your ballot to surrender it.
- If on election day, you have voted your absentee ballot and decide you want to change your vote and haven't returned it yet, you may surrender that ballot at the precinct polling place and vote at the precinct.
- If on election day, you find that you received a ballot but misplaced it, fill out the form and bring it to your precinct. The poll worker will confirm with the clerk's office that it was not returned before proceeding to issue you a ballot at the precinct.