Election Commission


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​​​ Second floor, 301 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
(excluding holidays)

Jacqueline Beaudry,
City Clerk

Fax: 734.994.8296


Section 13.7 of the City Charter describes the Election Commission:

“The Clerk, the Chief of Police, and the Attorney shall be the Election Commission. The Clerk shall be chairman. The Election Commission shall have charge of all activities and duties required of it by law and this charter relating to the conduct of City elections. The compensation of all election personnel shall be determined in advance by the Council. In any case of doubt concerning election procedure, the Election Commission shall prescribe the procedure to be followed.”


The incumbent City Clerk, Chief of Police, and City Attorney are:


Chapter 1, pp 6-7 of the Election Officials' Manual published by the Michigan Bureau of Elections summarizes the activities and duties required of the Election Commission by Michigan Election Law. Some of the duties regularly handled at the meetings of the Election Commission include:

  • Approving Ballots
  • Appointing Precinct Inspectors (Poll Workers)
  • Public Accuracy Testing of Voting Machines
  • Precinct Changes/Consolidation of Precincts


Meetings are open to the public. However, the Election Commission does not hold regularly scheduled meetings, but instead calls several special meetings in the time leading up to an election; meetings of the Election Commission are posted on the City Calendar for Boards and Commissions Meetings.