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.
NEW! Election Day Line Tracker
Check the number of people waiting in line at your City polling place and view estimated wait times before you stand in line. Beginning with the special election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the City Clerk's Office will be piloting a new project to share line counts and projected wait times as reported by the election inspectors at each polling place in real time!
The Election Day Line Tracker includes photos of each building, as well as links to maps and directions. Know before you go!
Prefer to vote by mail or absentee? Sign up for our permanent absent voter application list and skip the lines!
Selfie Stations at Polling Places
Voters looking for the perfect backdrop to help showcase their civic pride can look no further than their polling place. Whether returning an absentee ballot at Larcom City Hall on Election Day, or voting at a precinct, voters can pause for an “I voted" selfie. Special “I voted, #A2Votes" posters will be featured at polling places; and there will even be an “I voted, #A2Votes" banner in the first floor lobby of Larcom City Hall. Tag us on social media using #A2Votes.
Upcoming Elections - The Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor (AAPS) has called a special election for November 5, 2019.
The last day to register to vote by mail, or with any designated voter registration agency (e.g. County Clerk, Secretary of State Branch Office, etc.), for the November 5 Special Election is October 21, 2019. After this date, voters can still register in-person at the City Clerk's Office with proof of residency until 8:00 P.M. on Election Day.
The Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office will be open for in-person voter registration and absentee ballot requests on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Voters registering to vote within 14 days of an election will be required to provide proof of residency.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR – 1 PROPOSAL
Shall the Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed One
Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making
the following improvements:
- constructing additions to and/or remodeling School District buildings, including safety and security improvements,
- classrooms, laboratories, kitchens, performing arts and pool facilities, and solar, geothermal and other renewable energy improvements;
- acquiring and/or constructing buildings in the School District, including elementary, middle and high schools;
- equipping, furnishing, reequipping and refurnishing buildings in the School District, including the acquisition of school buses and musical instruments;
- acquiring and installing instructional technology equipment in the School District; and
- acquiring, improving and developing sites, including athletic fields, facilities, structures, parking and playgrounds, in the School District?
The debt millage levy required to retire all bonds of the School District currently outstanding and proposed by this ballot proposal is estimated to be at or below 4.10 mills. The estimated millage to be levied in 2020 to service this issue of bonds is 1.99 mills ($1.99 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 3.49 mills ($3.49 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds will be issued in multiple series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed 22 years from the date of issue of such series.
(Under State law, bond proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance or repair costs or other School District operating expenses.)
Temporary Polling Place Change, Ward 1, Precincts 1 and 12 (1-1 and 1-12) Relocated to Rackham Graduate School
Due to scheduled construction beginning in April 2018 at the Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, voters assigned to Precincts 1-1 and 1-12 will be assigned to a temporary polling place at the Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street, for the remainder of 2018 and 2019. All affected voters in Precincts 1-1 and 1-12 received new voter ID cards alerting them of the temporary polling place change. New cards will be sent again to voters upon the return to the Michigan Union. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.
Temporary Polling Place Change, Ward 4, Precinct 1 (4 -1) Relocated to UM Coliseum
Due to scheduled construction beginning in April 2018 at the Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, voters assigned to Precinct 4-1 will be assigned to a temporary polling place at the UM Coliseum for all scheduled elections in 2018. All affected voters in Precinct 4-1 received a new voter ID Card alerting them of the temporary polling place change. New cards will be sent again to voters upon the return to the Michigan Union. Please email or call the City Clerk for more information.
Special elections may be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May as needed, or in August or November of odd-years when regular elections are not normally held.