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File #: 20-1250    Version: 1 Name: 9/8/20 Resolution to Approve the Location and Hours of a City Clerk Satellite Office for the November 2020 General Election.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action: 9/8/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: R-20-334
Title: Resolution to Approve the Location and Hours of a City Clerk Satellite Office on the University of Michigan Campus for the November 2020 General Election
Attachments: 1. EDR MAP March 2020.pdf
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Resolution to Approve the Location and Hours of a City Clerk Satellite Office on the University of Michigan Campus for the November 2020 General Election
Memorandum
Upon the direction of the City Council, the City Clerk has negotiated a site for a satellite office for the November 2020 General Election on the campus of the University of Michigan. In consultation with the Office of Government Relations, the University and the City Clerk have determined that space at the University Art Museum, located at 525 S. State Street, will provide maximum exposure, access and visibility for voter registration opportunities and access to absentee (early) ballots for the campus community.

The attached map shows the geographic residency location of each voter who registered to vote at City Hall on March 9 and March 10, 2020, during the first major election where same-day voter registration was available to new voters, following the passage of Proposition 18-3. The vast majority of those new registrations were from voters living on or near central campus, highlighting the need for a satellite office to serve the campus community.

In partnership with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, the satellite office at the Art Museum will include artistic design elements, and promotional and voter education materials, leading up to Election Day on November 3, 2020.

Michigan Election Law requires the approval of the location and hours by the City Council, similar to the process for establishing a polling place.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: The City Clerk's Office has an approved budget for the set-up, acquisition of materials and supplies, and for staffing of a satellite office. The University is not charging for the use of the space in the museum.
Staff
Prepared by: Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Reviewed by: Matt Thomas, Assistant City Attorney
Reviewed by: John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator
Approved by: Tom Crawford, Interim City Administrator
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