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City Elections are held in the City of Ann Arbor every year.* Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August (Primary) and November (General). Polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on election days.  The City Clerk is the City's chief elections officer and is responsible for the administration of all City Elections.

*The November 2017 will be the last odd-year Council election, at which time, Council will begin to have staggered four-year terms, elected in even years. The 2017 election only will be for a three-year term.

Temporary Polling Place Change, Ward 1, Precinct 4 (1-4) Relocated to Community High School

Due to construction scheduled at the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main Street, voters assigned to Precinct 1-4 (Ward 1, Precinct 4) will be assigned to a temporary polling place at Community High School, 401 N. Division, for the August 8 City Primary and November 7 City General Election. All affected voters in Precinct 1-4 will receive a postcard notice alerting them of the temporary polling place change. Voters can look for the cards in early July. It is anticipated that following the completion of the renovation, voters will return to the Ann Arbor Community Center for the 2018 Elections. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.

Important Dates:

Last Day to Register to Vote - Monday, July 10, 2017

Clerk's Office Saturday Hours for AV Ballots - August 5, 8am - 2pm

Special Election - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Primary Election - Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (all wards except Ward 2)

General Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Special Elections

Special elections may be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May as needed. 

August 8, 2017 City Primary Election

The August 8 Primary Election for City Council Members in Wards 1,3,4 and 5 is the next election in the City of Ann Arbor. City polling places in all wards expect Ward 2 will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The last day to register to vote for the August 8 Primary Election is Monday, July 10, 2017. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information or to check the status of your voter registration in the City.

Official List of Candidates (PDF from Washtenaw County Elections)

For information on write-in candidates, including filing an affidavit of write-in candidacy, or a list of names of current candidates, please email or call the Ann Arbor City Clerk. 


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City Clerk
Jacqueline Beaudry
Larcom City Hall
Second Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Fax: 734.994.8296

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(excluding holidays)