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File #: 20-0990    Version: 1 Name: 7/6/20 - emergency polling location change - Mitchell/Scarlett
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2020 Final action: 7/6/2020
Enactment date: 7/6/2020 Enactment #: R-20-269
Title: Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precincts 3-6 and 3-9 from Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine, to Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsview Drive, for the Statewide Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Sponsors: Julie Grand, Zachary Ackerman
Attachments: 1. Aerial photo of Scarlett Middle School and Mitchell Elementary site.pdf
Title
Resolution to Temporarily Relocate Precincts 3-6 and 3-9 from Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine, to Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsview Drive, for the Statewide Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Memorandum
The City Clerk's Office has been notified by the Ann Arbor Public Schools staff that Scarlett Middle School, the permanent polling location of Precincts 3-6 and 3-9, may not be available on August 4 due to parking lot construction. Because of the uncertainty, the decision was made to move the polling site to nearby Mitchell Elementary so that voters could be notified in advance. While it has a unique address, the elementary school sits out in front of Scarlett and would be of minimal disruption to voters who normally vote at Scarlett on Election. Affected voters will return to their usual polling place at Scarlett for the November General Election.

Pursuant to Michigan Election Law, City Council approval is required for a polling place location change, which occurs less than 60 days prior to an election due to unforeseen circumstances, such as "..because a polling place has been damaged, destroyed, or rendered inaccessible or otherwise unusable as a polling place."

Upon approval by City Council, the City Clerk's Office will begin promotion of the temporary change, such as press releases, website posting, etc. Signage will also be posted at entrances to Scarlett and Mitchell 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
Reviewed by: John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator
Sponsored by: Councilmember Grand
Body
Whereas, Michigan Election Law, 168.662 (1), requires that the legislative body in each city shall designate and prescribe the place or places of holding an election in the city, and shall provide a suitab...

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