SharePoint

City Clerk

Elections

Skip Navigation LinksHome » Departments » City Clerk » Elections
 

​Quick Links:   

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.

Temporary Polling Place Change, Precincts 3-4 and 3-7 - Pattengill Elementary School

Due to recent flooding damage and ongoing renovation work at Allen Elementary School, voters assigned to Precincts 3-4 (Ward 3, Precinct 4) and 3-7 (Ward 3, Precinct 7), will be assigned to a temporary polling place at Pattengill Elementary, 2100 Crestland Drive, for the November 8 General Election. All affected voters in 3-4 and 3-7 will receive a postcard notice alerting them of the temporary polling place. Voters can look for the cards in early October. It is anticipated that following the completion of the renovation, voters will return to Allen Elementary for the 2017 City Elections. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.

Office to be Closed on Fridays Sept. 9-Oct. 28 to Prepare for General Election;

The Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office will be closed to the public on the following Fridays as staff prepares for the Nov. 8 General Election:

  • Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Special Office Hours Tuesday, Oct. 11, Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5

The city clerk's office will remain open after business hours on Tuesday, October 11 for in-person voter registration until 6 p.m. .

The city clerk’s office will be open Mondays–Thursdays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., prior to the General Election, with special hours for absentee ballots, Friday, November 4 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.. Absentee ballots may also be placed in the locked ballot drop box in the lobby of Larcom City Hall.

Important Dates:

Last Day to Register to Vote - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Clerk's Office Extended Hours - Tuesday, October 11, 8am - 6pm

Clerk's Office Extended Hours - Friday, November 4, 8am - 6pm

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

Primary Election - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Special Elections

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

November 8, 2016 Presidential Election (General Election)

The November 8 General Election is the next election in the City of Ann Arbor. The General Election, which includes the election of the President of the United States, will be held citywide. City polling places will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The last day to register to vote for the November 8 General Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information or to check the status of your voter registration in the City.

City of Ann Arbor Council Member Candidates

Mayor - Christopher Taylor (D)

Ward One - Sumi Kailasapathy (D)

Ward Two - Kirk Westphal (D)

Ward Three - Julie Grand (D)

Ward Four - Graydon Krapohl (D)

Ward Five - Chuck Warpehoski (D), David A. Silkworth (No Party Affiliation)

City and County Ballot Proposals

WASHTENAW COUNTY - 2 PROPOSALS

PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVYING OF .50 MILLS TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO MAINTAIN, RECONSTRUCT, RESURFACE, OR PRESERVE ROADS, BIKE LANES, STREETS, AND PATHS

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed each year for all purposes on real and tangible personal property in Washtenaw County, Michigan be increased as provided in Section 6, Article IX of the Michigan Constitution and the Board of Commissioners of the County be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed one half of one mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of state taxable valuation) for a period of four (4) years, beginning with the December 1, 2016 tax levy (which will generate estimated revenues of $7,302,408 in the first year), to provide funding to the Washtenaw County Road Commission, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, and the various cities, villages, and townships of Washtenaw County to maintain, construct, resurface, reconstruct, or preserve roads, bike lanes, streets, and paths in Washtenaw County?

 

PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE TAX LIMITATION FOR THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING WASHTENAW COUNTY’S OBLIGATION TO  PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF  AND SERVICES FOR WASHTENAW COUNTY VETERANS, INCLUDING THE PAYMENT OF ELIGIBLE INDIGENT VETERAN CLAIMS, AND TO FUND THE OPERATION OF THE WASHTENAW COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed each year for all purposes on real and tangible personal property in Washtenaw County, Michigan be increased as provided in Article 9, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and the Board of Commissioners of the County be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed one tenth of one mill ($.0.10 per $1,000) of state equalized valuation of such property for eight (8) years beginning with the December 1, 2016 tax levy (which will generate estimated revenues of $1,535,993 in the first year of the millage) for the purpose of funding Washtenaw County’s obligation to provide financial relief and services for Washtenaw County veterans, including the payment of eligible indigent veteran claims, and to fund the administration of the Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs?

 

REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN - 1 PROPOSAL

 A Proposal Authorizing the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to Levy an Assessment

The proposal would authorize the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to levy within Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties a property tax assessment:

·         at a rate of 1.2 mills ($1.20 per $1,000 of taxable value);

·         for 20 years beginning in 2016 and ending in 2035;

·         that may not be increased, renewed, or used for other purposes without direct voter approval; and

·         to be used upon the affirmative vote of an RTA board member from each RTA member jurisdiction for the purpose of construction and operation of a public transportation system connecting Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties, including rapid transit bus routes across county lines, specialized service for senior citizens and people with disabilities, commuter rail, airport express service, and other public transportation purposes permitted by law, consistent with RTA bylaws and subject to the limitations of the Regional Transit Authority Act.

If this new additional assessment is approved and levied, revenue will be disbursed to the RTA. It is estimated that $160,907,285 will be collected in the first year.

Should this assessment be approved?

 

ANN ARBOR CITY - 1 PROPOSAL

AMENDMENT TO INCREASE THE TERM OF THE MAYOR TO FOUR YEARS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM TWO TO FOUR-YEAR STAGGERED TERMS

It is proposed Sections 12.4, 13.2 and 13.4 of the Ann Arbor City Charter be amended and Section 13.1 be deleted to provide a four-year term for Mayor and four-year staggered terms for Council members. Currently the Mayor has a two-year term and Council members have two-year staggered terms.  If approved by the voters, Mayor and Council members elected November 8, 2016 would serve a two-year term.  Council members elected November 7, 2017 would serve a three-year term.  Four year terms would commence with 2018 elections.

Shall this proposed amendment to the Ann Arbor City Charter be adopted?


For a complete list of all State, local and County candidates on the November 8 ballot, please see the County Clerk's listing or to preview your own ballot, visit www.Michigan.gov/vote.

 

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. 

  

E-mail picture Sign up to receive election
e-mail updates.


City Clerk
Jacqueline Beaudry
Larcom City Hall
Second Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.794.6140
Fax: 734.994.8296

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