City Elections are held in the City of Ann Arbor every even 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.
Upcoming Elections - Statewide Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
The City of Ann Arbor is currently not scheduled to have an election in 2021.
The next election in the City of Ann Arbor is the Statewide Primary on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Returning your Absent Voter Ballot
Voters MUST return ballots no later than 8 p.m. on Election. The City Clerk's Office recommends that voters return ballots in advance of Election Day, and no later than Election Night at 8 p.m. Voters can return ballots in person at City Hall or one of our secure drop boxes located around town, or via mail or other courier.
The City Clerk's Office has an indoor ballot drop box in the north vestibule of City Hall as well as a new large drop box on Ann Street for drive-up convenience. These ballot boxes are accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We recommend that voters use the drop boxes or hand-deliver to the City Clerk's Office on the 2nd Floor during the last week before the election to ensure delivery and receipt by Election Day.
Ballot Drop Box Locations
Any Ann Arbor resident voting absentee can return their ballot in one of the secure drop boxes. Following is a list of all drop box locations (or view the map at https://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Documents/offical_ballot_drop_box_map%202020.pdf (PDF)); directional signage at some outdoor locations will provide guidance to the boxes:
Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St., always open — Located inside the building, at the north entrance.
*Larcom City Hall, on Ann Street — Located outside the building by the customer service drop box, on the north side of Ann Street, just east of Fifth Avenue.
*Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and Pool, 2150 Jackson Ave. — Parking lot.
*Ann Arbor Fire Station 5, 1946 Beal Ave. — Outside.
*Cobblestone Farm/Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center, 2781 Packard Road — Outside.
*Ann Arbor Fire Station 6, 1881 Briarwood Circle — Northwest side of building, Eisenhower entrance, outside.
Absentee Ballot Envelopes - New for 2020!
Michigan's absentee ballot envelopes have changed with a new design and all new look. Don't miss them coming to a mailbox near you soon! All ballots being sent to voters via the mail will now come in a white and blue envelope. The ballot inside has not changed, but the return envelope is also new, with a white and green design. The Post Office has been alerted to the new look and we hope this will alleviate any delivery mistakes - green envelopes come back to City Hall for processing! Please contact the City Clerk's Office if you have any questions about your absentee ballot or if you need to apply for one.
Permanent Polling Place Change, Ward 1, Precincts 1 and 12 (1-1 and 1-12) Relocated to Michigan Union
The City Clerk's Office has been notified by the University of Michigan that the Michigan Union, located at 530 S. State Street, which has been under renovation for nearly two years, will reopen in January 2020. Voters assigned to these Precincts (Ward 1, Precinct 1 and 12) will be permanently relocated back to the Michigan Union, beginning with the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary. All affected voters in Precincts 1-1 and 1-12 will receive a new voter ID card alerting them of the new polling place assignment. Voters can look for the cards in mid January. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.
Permanent Polling Place Change, Ward 1, Precinct 4 (1-4) Relocated to City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street
Voters previously assigned to Precinct 1-4 at Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, will be assigned to City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street, beginning with the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary. All affected voters in Precinct 1-4 will receive a new voter ID Card alerting them of the new polling place assignment. Voters can look for the cards in mid January. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.
Permanent Polling Place Change, Ward 5, Precinct 3 (5-3) Relocated to Ann Arbor Open at Mack, 920 Miller Avenue
Voters previously assigned to Precinct 5-3 at Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, will be assigned to Ann Arbor Open at Mack, 920 Miller Avenue, beginning with the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary. All affected voters in Precinct 5-3 will receive a new voter ID Card alerting them of the new polling place assignment. Voters can look for the cards in mid January. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.