Updates & Information for Primary Election Day Aug. 7

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July 27, 2018 - ​The Primary Election will occur in all Ann Arbor wards on Tuesday, Aug. 7. All city polling places will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. For ballot information, visit To locate your ward and/or polling place, go to the Michigan Voter Information web page at or contact the city clerk's office at 734.794.6140 or in person.

For those planning to vote absentee, the Ann Arbor city clerk's office will be open special hours Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. for voters to pick up or turn in Primary Election absentee ballots. All absentee ballots must be returned to the city clerk's office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The city clerk's office is located on the second floor of Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St. On-street or lot parking is available off of Ann Street, east of Fifth Avenue. In-person requests for absentee ballots will be accepted at the city clerk's office until 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6. Voters requesting ballots on Aug. 6 must vote and return the ballot that same day.

Learn more about the candidates before you head to the polls. Airing on CTN on Demand now are the League of Women Voters Candidate Comments and Candidate Forums for candidates in city wards 1–5; city mayoral candidates; candidates for state representative in district 55; county commissioners in districts 2 and 9; and District 18 candidates for state senator. Tune in at

Below are imp​​​ortant voter tips and ward and precinct polling-location information: 

  • Don't forget to bring your photo ID to vote. Voters who do not have acceptable photo ID will be required to sign an affidavit in order to vote.

  • Polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Registered voters standing in line by 8 p.m. will be eligible to vote.

  • Aug. 7 is a Primary Election. Three primaries are on the ballot: Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties. Voters may only vote in one primary, and this includes for local partisan contests. Instructions on the ballot will also direct voters to “vote only one party section." Otherwise, “crossover voting" will result in a spoiled ballot.

  • Precinct 5–2 — Due to building construction at Bach Elementary (600 W. Jefferson St.), voters will access the building from the northwest door by the staff parking lot. Voting will take place in a classroom just inside the door.

  • New permanent polling place location:

  • Due to the addition of new precincts in the city, voters assigned to Precinct 1–9 will be permanently relocated to a new polling place at Logan Elementary School, 2685 Traver Road, along with new Precinct 1–11.

  • Temporary Polling Place Relocations for Aug. 7 Primary Election:

  • 1–4 — Relocated to 2nd Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive.

  • 1–1 and 1–12 — Relocated to Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street, for the remainder of 2018 and 2019.

  • 4–1 — Relocated to U-M Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth Ave.

  • See the comprehensive list of polling places​ (PDF). 

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Contact Information

Lisa Wondrash
Communications Director

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