8:50 p.m. City of Ann Arbor Update: 2020 General Election

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*UPDATED 11/04/2020: clarification wording added.

Archived News Release: November 3, 2020 - ​An update from the Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office notes that 2020 General Election *absentee ballot results for Ann Arbor are expected to begin to be reported by midnight. Election results will be posted on the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office website at  

The city clerk's office issued a record 57,713 absentee ballots, with over 97% returned, including approximately 3,500 absentee ballots returned today, Nov. 3. The office continues to work to check in these ballots before getting them to the absent voter counting board (AVCB) for tabulation. Nearly 75% of absentee ballots already at the AVCB have been scanned and counted.

The city clerk's office issued 744 ballots today to newly registered voters, both at City Hall and at the University of Michigan satellite registration office, where voters in line by 8 p.m. were eligible to register and to vote on Election Day. The AVCB will not be able to report results until all of these ballots have been checked in and they receive the ballots for processing.

Information on elections can be found on the city's website,

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Contact Information

Lisa Wondrash
Communications Director
[email protected]

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