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File #: 19-2321    Version: 1 Name: 12/16/19 - Relocation of Precinct 1-4 to City Hall
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/16/2019 Final action: 12/16/2019
Enactment date: 12/16/2019 Enactment #: R-19-548
Title: Resolution to Permanently Relocate Precinct 1-4 from Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, to City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street, beginning with the Presidential Primary Election on March 10, 2020
Sponsors: Election Commission
Title
Resolution to Permanently Relocate Precinct 1-4 from Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, to City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street, beginning with the Presidential Primary Election on March 10, 2020
Memorandum
Precinct 1-4 (Ward 1, Precinct 4), previously located at the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main, was temporarily housed at Community High School during the 2017 elections for what was understood to be due to a temporary construction project at the Community Center. The City Clerk's Office was planning to return to the Community Center for the 2018 elections and was notified in May 2018 by the Community Center that it was terminating its relationship with the City and would no longer be available for use by the City as a polling location. Due to the extremely short notice, the City Clerk's Office was not able to secure a permanent polling location in time for the 2018 elections and the precinct was located temporarily at Second Baptist Church, home to Precinct 5-3, until a new downtown location could be secured for permanent relocation.

In 2019, the City Administrator, in consultation with members of the Executive Team, and pending City Council approval, authorized the use of City Hall as a permanent downtown location for Precinct 1-4. It was decided to seek approval for this change following the 2019 special elections.

At its meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019, the City Election Commission recommended approval of the permanent relocation of Precinct 1-4 to City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street, recognizing the proximity of this downtown location to the registered voters, and the large available space and accessible entrance.

Upon approval by City Council, the City Clerk's Office will mail new voter ID cards to each affected voter in Precinct 1-4, in addition to other City Communication methods, such as press releases, website posting, and social media. Signage will also be posted at Second Baptist Church on March 10, August 4 and November 3, 2020...

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