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File #: 18-0354    Version: 1 Name: 3/5/18 - Temporary Polling Place Changes for May Special Election
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/5/2018 Final action: 3/5/2018
Enactment date: 3/5/2018 Enactment #: R-18-080
Title: Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precincts 1-1, 1-4, 1-12 and 4-1 for the May 8 Special Election due to Construction Projects at the Michigan Union and Ann Arbor Community Center
Sponsors: Election Commission
Title
Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precincts 1-1, 1-4, 1-12 and 4-1 for the May 8 Special Election due to Construction Projects at the Michigan Union and Ann Arbor Community Center
Memorandum
The City Clerk's Office has been notified by the Ann Arbor Community Center staff that the 2017 construction project at the Community Center at 625 N. Main, the permanent polling location of Precinct 1-4, has not yet been completed and the building remains unusable as a polling place. The City Clerk's Office utilized nearby Community High School at 401 N. Division in 2017 as a suitable temporary relocation, due to its close proximity to the Community Center and is proposing to continue the temporary relocation for the upcoming May election. The relocation to Community High will also allow for precinct consolidation with the existing Ward 1 precincts at this site. Affected voters will return to their usual polling place at Community Center for the remainder of the 2018 elections.

The City Clerk's Office has also been notified by the University of Michigan that the Michigan Union, located at 530 S. State Street, will be under renovation for nearly two years, beginning in April 2018. The Michigan Union currently hosts precincts 1-1 and 1-12 in Ward 1 and precinct 4-1 in Ward 4. The Clerk's Office has worked with the University to secure temporary polling places for the upcoming May Special Election for each of these precincts. Due to the anticipated low voter turnout on May 8, it is recommended that the Michigan Union precincts be relocated to sites where they can be consolidated and/or co-located with existing precincts. The City Clerk's Office is proposing that precincts 1-1 and 1-12 be temporarily located in the Michigan League, 911 N. University, and precinct 4-1 be temporarily located in the UM Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth, where it can be consolidated with precinct 4-3.

At its meeting on Tuesday, February 27, the City Election Commission recommended approval of the p...

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