Elections Division

The Elections Division of the Wayne County Clerk's Office is responsible for coordinating and administering all federal, state, county and cross-boundary school district elections conducted in Wayne County under the jurisdiction of the Wayne County Clerk.

The Elections Division is also responsible for overseeing the printing and distribution of election ballots and conducting national, state, and county elections. The canvass of votes in state, county, school, and some city and township elections is under the jurisdiction of the Wayne County Clerk.

Lastly, the Elections Division is responsible for monitoring all county, local and school board candidate compliance(s) in accordance with all filing requirements under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, PA 388 of 1976. This division serves as an administrative officer to the County Election Commission, County Board of Canvassers and the County Apportionment Commission. Wayne County’s Elections Officials are:

Cathy M. Garrett - Wayne County Clerk
Delphine G. Oden - Director of Elections
Gil Flowers - Campaign Finance Manager

2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 502
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone (313) 224-5525, Fax (313) 224-6424
Mon - Fri - 8:00 am until 4:30 pm

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION

 

• WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE COURT, CHIEF JUDGE, FREDDIE G. BURTON, JR., CHAIRPERSON
• WAYNE COUNTY CLERK, CATHY M. GARRETT, SECRETARY
• WAYNE COUNTY TREASURER, ERIC SABREE, MEMBER  

The Wayne County Election Commission is composed of the Chief Judge of the Probate Court, the Wayne County Clerk, and the Wayne County Treasurer. The commission members are responsible for the furnishing of ballots and specific election supplies for the statewide August primaries, statewide November general elections and special primaries and elections held to fill vacancies in federal, state and county offices.

Additionally, the Commission members are responsible for holding hearings to determine the clarity of wording used on recall petitions filed against certain county and local level officials.

MEETING INFORMATION:

2015

JANUARY 12, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

FEBRUARY 23, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

AUGUST 31, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

OCTOBER 13, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

2016

JANUARY 11, 2016:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

MARCH 8, 2016:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

MARCH 29, 2016:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

APRIL 18, 2016:   NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

MAY 17, 2016:   NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

MAY 26, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

JUNE 7, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

JUNE 22, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

JULY 13, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

JULY 14, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

AUGUST 03, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016:  NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

 

WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS


Each of the 83 Boards of County Canvassers in the State of Michigan is currently composed of two Republican members and two Democratic members, appointed by the County Board of Commissioners to four year terms. The Board members are responsible for canvassing the votes cast within the county they serve. The Board members certify elections for all local, countywide and district offices which are contained entirely within the county they serve. The Board members are responsible for inspecting the county’s ballot containers every four years. The County Canvass Board also conducts recounts for all units of government within the county they serve.

 

The current members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers are:

KRISTA HAROUTUNIAN, CHAIRPERSON - REPUBLICAN

JONATHAN C. KINLOCH, VICE-CHAIRPERSON - DEMOCRAT

JOSEPH XUEREB, MEMBER - REPUBLICAN
BETTY SMITH, MEMBER - DEMOCRAT

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

2015

MAY 6th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

MAY 19th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

AUGUST 5th. 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

AUGUST 10th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

AUGUST 18th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

AUGUST 25th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

SEPTEMBER 1st, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2015:  NOTICE (click ehere)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

NOVEMBER 4th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

 

NOVEMBER 9th, 2015:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)

 

2016

 

JANUARY 28th, 2016:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)

MARCH 9th, 2016:  NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)

MARCH 22nd, 2016: NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)

MAY 4th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)

MAY 9th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
AUGUST 3rd, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
AUGUST 9th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
AUGUST 16th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
AUGUST 25th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
SEPTEMBER 7th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)
OCTOBER 20th, 2016:   NOTICE (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)

NOVEMBER 9TH, 2016: NOTICE: (click here)   AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here)

NOVEMBER 15TH, 2016: NOTICE (click here)    AGENDA (click here)   MINUTES (click here) 
 

 

 

PANEL FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF WAYNE COUNTY TREASURER

 

The current members of the panel:

• WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE COURT, CHIEF JUDGE, FREDDIE G. BURTON, JR., CHAIRPERSON
• WAYNE COUNTY CLERK, CATHY M. GARRETT, SECRETARY
• WAYNE COUNTY PROSECUTOR, KYM L. WORTHY, MEMBER

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

 

2015

PRESS RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 (click here)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015: NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

OCTOBER 22, 2015: NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

NOVEMBER 2, 2015: NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

NOVEMBER 4, 2015: NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

DECEMBER 4, 2015: NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

2016

MARCH 8, 2016: NOTICE (click here)  AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

PRESS RELEASE: MARCH 8, 2016 (click here)

MARCH 18, 2016: NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here)  MINUTES (click here)

APRIL 4, 2016: NOTICE (click here) AGENDA (click here) MINUTES (click here)
 

ELECTIONS DIVISION CAMPAIGN FINANCE UNIT

The Campaign Finance Unit of the Elections Division is responsible for monitoring that all county, local and school board candidates are in compliance with all filing requirements under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, PA 388 of 1976.

Campaign Finance website (click here)

This includes assessing all reports and issuing related fees and fines.

Cathy M. Garrett
Wayne County Clerk
(313) 224-6262

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