City Clerk

The City Clerk's Office regularly becomes a focal point of our system of government with every election. But, that's only one of the duties of the Clerk's Office. The City Clerk also oversees and trains election workers, is responsible for absentee ballots, and ensures the integrity of the voting process. Additionally, the Clerk's Office processes voter registration applications and answers inquiries regarding birth certificates and death records. View the November 3, 2020 Unofficial Election Results (PDF).

Public records such as City-owned property, City Council minutes, Board and Commission minutes, and City contracts, are also maintained by the City Clerk. Animal licenses are issued by the Office, as well as licenses to operate mechanical and electronic amusement devices and pool tables. A license is also needed to operate a materials recovery facility, drive a taxi, sell products or services on private property, or sell ice cream from a vehicle.

Voter Registration

Application for voter registration may be made at this office by persons who are 18 years of age (by election day) or more, a U. S Citizen, and a Michigan resident. If the applicant is a resident of Wayne, the application will be processed in this office. If the applicant is a resident of another Michigan community, the application will be forwarded to the clerk of that community for processing.

Elections

Locally, primaries and elections are held in even-numbered years to fill three positions on the City Council and for the Office of Mayor. The Clerk's Office also conducts all other elections required for the Wayne-Westland School District, County, State and Federal offices and ballot proposals. Voting can take place at the polling place for an elector's precinct on election day, or by absentee ballot at the City Clerk's Office prior to election day. The polling places are open on Election Day from 7 am to 8 pm

Permanent Absentee Voter

You can become a permanent absentee voter. To do so contact the City Clerk's office at 734-722-2204 and let us know that you would like to be added to our permanent absentee voter list to automatically have applications for upcoming elections sent to you. All you have to do is sign and return the application each time, and we will send you your ballot. If we do not receive your signed application, we will assume that you want to go to the polls to vote.

Polling Place Locations

  • Precinct 1
  • Roosevelt-McGrath  Elementary School
    36075 Currier Street
  • Precinct 2
  • Roosevelt-McGrath  Elementary School
    36075 Currier Street
  • Precinct 3
    Wayne Memorial High School - Alumni Arena
    3001 4th Street
  • Precinct 4
    Taft-Galloway Elementary School
    4035 Gloria
  • Precinct 5
    Taft-Galloway Elementary School
    4035 Gloria
  • Precinct 6
    Wayne Memorial High School - Alumni Arena
    3001 4th Street

Notary Services

The fee for residents is $5 and for non-residents $10.