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File #: 18-0356    Version: 1 Name: 3/5/18 - August November 2018 polling place changes
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-18-081
Title: Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precincts 1-1, 1-12 and 4-1 for the August 7 and November 6, 2018 Elections due to Construction at the Michigan Union
Title
Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precincts 1-1, 1-12 and 4-1 for the August 7 and November 6, 2018 Elections due to Construction at the Michigan Union
Memorandum
The City Clerk's Office has 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 August Primary and November General Election for each of these precincts.

Due to the proximity to the existing polling location and access for a large population of student voters, temporary sites on campus were chosen. The City Clerk's Office is proposing that precincts 1-1 and 1-12 be temporarily located in Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street, and precinct 4-1 be temporarily located in the UM Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth. Both of these sites offer large spaces for the anticipated voter turnout in November.

At its meeting on Tuesday, February 27, the City Election Commission recommended approval of the proposed temporary relocations for all three precincts.

Later this summer and after the May 8 Special Election, the City Clerk's Office will mail postcard notices of the temporary change to each affected voter in Precincts 1-1, 1-12, and 4-1, in addition to other City Communication methods, such as press releases, website posting, and social media. Signage will also be posted at the Michigan Union on August 7 and November 6 alerting voters of the change.

The City Clerk's Office is requesting that City Council authorize the City Clerk and the City Administrator to take any necessary action to implement this resolution.
Staff
Prepared by: Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Approved and Sponsored by: City Election Commission
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
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