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File #: 18-0970    Version: 1 Name: 5/31/18 - Relocation of Precinct 1-4
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2018 Final action: 6/4/2018
Enactment date: 6/4/2018 Enactment #: R-18-222
Title: Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precinct 1-4 from the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main Street, to Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, for the Statewide Primary Election on Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Sponsors: Election Commission
Attachments: 1. AACC City Clerk polling termination1.pdf, 2. AACC polling agreement.pdf
Title
Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precinct 1-4 from the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main Street, to Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, for the Statewide Primary Election on Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Memorandum
Precinct 1-4 (Ward 1, Precinct 4), permanently located at the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main, has been 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 additional precinct could be accommodated at Community High in 2017 as the co-located precincts were consolidated during the 2017 local elections and operated as one large precinct.

The City Clerk's Office was planning to return to the Community Center for the 2018 elections and has now been notified by the Center's director, Rev. Yolanda Whiten, that the Community Center is terminating its relationship with the City and will no longer be available for use by the City as a polling location. See attached letter. The Center has also denied the City's request to honor the polling location agreement, requiring 180 days written notice of termination. Due to the extremely short notice, the City Clerk's Office has not been able to secure a permanent polling location in time for the August Primary on August 7. Second Baptist Church, home to Precinct 5-3, has agreed to house Precinct 1-4, in addition to Precinct 5-3, for the August Primary. The fellowship hall at Second Baptist Church is large enough to accommodate the anticipated Primary Election turnout for both precincts operating separately. The Clerk's Office will continue to search for a permanent polling location for Precinct 1-4 in advance of the November 6 General Election.

At its meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2018, the City Election Commission recommended approval of the temporary relocation of Precinct 1-4 to Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Drive, recognizing the immediate need of a temporary site for the...

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