NOTICE OF CITY OF RIVERVIEW
ABSENT VOTER APPLICATION/BALLOT
Notice is hereby given that applications for Absent Voter Ballots from any registered voter in Riverview for the City General Election who has not yet filed an application for the Election to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, will be received in the office of the City Clerk from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday or dropped in the drive-through video monitored ballot box in the city hall police department front parking lot. Voters requesting a ballot may take a picture of the signed/completed application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Absentee Voters on the Permanent Absentee Voter Mailing List who do not receive their ballot by October 11, 2021, please contact the clerk’s office.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, the Clerk's office Friday, October 29, 2021, is the deadline for acceptance of absentee ballot applications to be voted outside the Clerk's Office. The Clerk’s office will be open Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the deadline for applications for absentee ballots to be voted in person at the Clerk's office in accordance with Sec. 168.76l of the Michigan Compiled Laws is 4:00 PM on November 1, 2021.
EMERGENCY ABSENT VOTERS' APPLICATIONS will be issued to any registered elector prior to 4:00 PM on election day if he/she shall become physically disabled, or absent from the City because of sickness or death in the family which has occurred at a time making it impossible to apply for absent voter ballots by the statutory deadline.
Cynthia M. Hutchison,City Clerk
CITY OF RIVERVIEW NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY GENERAL ELECTION
To the Qualified Electors of the City of Riverview, Wayne County:
Please take Notice that any qualified elector of Riverview who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the City Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed to the City Clerk or online at the following link: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/registervoter. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com. The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, October 18, 2021. After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at the City Clerk’s office, located at 14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, Michigan, 48193, at the following times:
- Regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Riverview will be voting on the following Contest:
CITY COUNCIL (Vote for 3)
Sample Ballots may also be viewed at www.cityofriverview.com under public notices when available. Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the clerk’s office.
Cynthia M. Hutchison, City Clerk
CITY OF RIVERVIEW, COUNTY OF WAYNE, STATE OF MICHIGAN
NOTICE OF CITY GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF RIVERVIEW:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a City General Election will be held in the City of Riverview, Wayne County, Michigan, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM prevailing Eastern Time to elect the following:
CITY COUNCIL (Vote for 3)
All persons voting in this election must provide appropriate photo identification or complete an affidavit in order to vote. Any person voting in this election must be: a citizen of the United States of America, over eighteen years of age, and a registered elector of the City of Riverview.
Further, the Voting Precincts will be held in the following locations:
Precinct l - Riverview High School Gymnasium, 12431 Longsdorf (Quarry Road Entrance)
Precinct 2- Riverview City Hall Gymnasium, 14100 Civic Park Drive (Gym Entrance)
Precinct 3 - Seitz Middle School Cafeteria, l7800 Kennebec (North Entrance – Auditorium)
Precinct 4 - Forest Elementary School Gymnasium, l9400 Hampton, Front Lobby Entrance
All electors who are registered with the city clerk in which they reside are eligible to vote at this election. Sample ballots can be found at www.cityofriverview.com under public notices. To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions will be available in audio format and in Braille. Arrangements for obtaining the instructions in these alternative formats can be made by contacting the city clerk in advance of the election. All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities.
This public notice is given in accordance with Section 168.653(a) of the Michigan Election Law as amended.
Cynthia M. Hutchison, City Clerk
CITY OF RIVERVIEW
PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
Notice is hereby given that a Public Accuracy Test will be conducted for the purpose of certifying the program and scanning devices used to process voter ballots for the City General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in the City of Riverview, Wayne County, Michigan. Said Test is open to the public and any concerned parties may witness the test on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 3:00 PM at City of Riverview Municipal Building Activity Rooms, 14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, Michigan. 48193.
Cynthia M. Hutchison, City Clerk
VOTER INFO AND FORMS
Residents can register to vote in-person at the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours through 8 pm on Election Day. Voters registering to vote in-person during the last 14 days prior to an Election will be required to provide proof of residency.
Voters who have moved within Riverview can update their address at any Secretary of State Branch Office, online, or in-person at the Clerk’s Office.
Ballot marking devices are available to all voters with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter’s selections on paper that becomes their ballot. Voters can select their choices using a touch screen. Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections. The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes.
Any voter may also obtain an absentee ballot for any election. To request an application for absentee ballot be mailed to you for all future elections, please click the link below:
Every Michigan voter who offers to vote at the polls must show picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting they are not in possession of picture identification. (MCL 168.523)
Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:
- Driver’s license or personal ID card from another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo ID
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification card with photo
- Tribal identification card with photo
IMPORTANT - Voters without ID will not be turned away on Election Day. Michigan Election law anticipates not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
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)
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.