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 on Tuesday, August 4
The next election in the City of Ann Arbor is the Statewide Primary Election on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. This election includes two countywide ballot proposals, which can be viewed on the County Clerk's web page.
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 August 4 is Monday, July 20, 2020. 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, August 1, 2020 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.
Absentee Ballot Applications
All Registered Voters in Ann Arbor to Receive Applications
for Absentee Ballots
The Michigan Secretary of State’s Office has announced that all registered
voters in the State of Michigan will be receiving absentee ballot application
forms by mail. For City of Ann Arbor residents who are already on the City’s
permanent Absent Voter Application Mailing List, the City will be mailing
application forms the week of May 25th. For all other registered voters, the
Michigan Secretary of State will be mailing application forms in early June. Absentee ballot application forms will contain an
option to receive ballots in the mail for both the August 4th Primary and the
November 3rd General Elections. Application forms will also contain a checkbox
to be added to the City’s permanent absent voter application mailing list for voters
not already on the list. Any voter registered in the City of Ann Arbor who is
interested in receiving a ballot by mail should return a completed signed
application to the City Clerk by mail or in person at 301 E. Huron Street, 2nd
Floor, Ann Arbor 48103; by fax at 734-994-8296; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Faxed and emailed
forms can be in any file format (PDF,JPEG, etc), but must include the voter’s
signature. Voters no longer need a reason to receive a ballot by mail in
advance of Election Day.
Voters who have returned application forms to the City Clerk
can expect ballots to be available and mailed beginning June 25.
“I Voted” Sticker Design Contest Continues!
Update - Thank you to all of the artists, of all ages and backgrounds, who submitted entries in the City's "I Voted" Sticker design contest. The entry submission window closed on March 31 and the finalists have been selected for the public vote portion of the contest.
You don’t have to submit a design to participate. The
public is now invited to vote on the final design entries. Please visit the “I
Voted” Sticker Design Contest page for more information about the contest and to help select the City's 2020 "I Voted" sticker!
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.
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.