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File #: 23-1669    Version: 1 Name: 10/16/23 - Resolution to Approve EV sites
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/16/2023 Final action: 10/16/2023
Enactment date: 10/16/2023 Enactment #: R-23-380
Title: Resolution to Approve the Locations for Early Voting Centers for the 2024 Election Cycle
Sponsors: Election Commission
Resolution to Approve the Locations for Early Voting Centers for the 2024 Election Cycle
Michigan voters approved Proposition 2022-2 at the November 8, 2022 General Election. Upon approval, Michigan voters gained new voting rights, including the opportunity to vote early for a minimum of nine days prior to Election Day and to tabulate their own early vote ballot at an Early Voting Center. All voters must have an opportunity to vote early for at least eight hours per day during the early voting period, which begins two Saturdays ahead of Election Day and ends on the Sunday just prior to Election Day.

The City Clerk's Office plans to continue the satellite voting offices established on the campus of the University of Michigan at UMMA and the Duderstadt Center for the November General Election. A smaller scale presence will also be available to students and the campus community for the Presidential Primary at UMMA and at Pierpont Commons (attached to the Duderstadt Center). These locations, in addition to City Hall, will serve as full service voter registration and early voting locations for all Ann Arbor voters. UMMA and Duderstadt Center will not be open for early voting or voter registration during the August Primary due to anticipated low voter demand at that time.

In addition, the City's early vote plan includes the addition of three regional locations for voters based on geography and voting wards. These three locations will be at the Ann Arbor District Library's branch locations: Traverwood (Wards 1 and 2), Mallett's Creek (Wards 3 and 4) and Westgate (Ward 5). The Ann Arbor District Library is in full support of the plan and this new partnership with the City Clerk's Office for expanded voting opportunities in the City.

Michigan Election Law, MCL 168.662(1) requires the approval of the location of early voting centers by the City Council, similar to the process for establishing a polling place. The exact dates and times that each locati...

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