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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 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Clerk's Office Saturday Hours for AV Ballots - November 4, 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. 

November 7, 2017 General Election

The November 7 General Election for City Council Members in all five wards is the next election in the City of Ann Arbor. City polling places in all wards will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The last day to register to vote for the November 7 General Election is Tuesday, October 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)

The November 7 ballot also includes the following Countywide proposals:


 Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage

For the purposes of using the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Department to improve the treatment of people with mental health needs, provide increased financial support for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and for continued law enforcement services provided by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, and for local governments which have their own police force, shall the limitations on the total amount of taxes which may be levied against taxable property within Washtenaw County, Michigan, as provided for by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, be increased up to the amount of $1.00 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation (1.0 mills) for a period of eight years, beginning with the December 1, 2018 levy and extending through the 2025 levy, which shall raise in the first year an estimated $15,433,608.00 to be used as follows: 38% shall be allocated to Washtenaw County's Community Mental Health Department for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and to meet mental health needs in an appropriate setting, thus reducing the burden on the jail and improving care; 38% shall be allocated to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to ensure continued operations and increased collaboration with the mental health community; and 24% shall be allocated to jurisdictions in the County which maintain their own police force (currently Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township and Northfield Township) in proportion to their respective 2016 population values?




This proposal will allow the intermediate school district to continue to levy special education millage previously approved by the electors.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by .9719 mill ($0.9719 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 8 years, 2018 to 2025, inclusive, to provide funds for the education of students with a disability; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2018 is approximately $15,200,000 from local property taxes authorized herein (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2017 tax levy)?

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)