Ann Arbor November election news & notes

Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election? If you want to vote absentee, have you applied for an absentee ballot? If you have an absentee ballot, have you signed and returned it (there’s still time, of course, but why wait)?

The Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office is working to make voting in the Nov. 3 election more convenient than ever. Absentee ballot drop boxes will soon be installed throughout the city (details will be shared soon); absentee ballot return envelopes are now postage paid (no stamps nor postage guess work needed); and additional office hours have been established.

A city clerk satellite office is also now open on the University of Michigan campus, located inside the U-M Museum of Art Stenn Gallery, first floor, 525 S. State St. Students, faculty and staff of the university, in particular, have a convenient and easily accessible way to register to vote and to vote absentee in the upcoming Presidential Election.

The satellite office, the first of its kind in Michigan, opened on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 22, with visits from Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. During its inaugural week, the satellite office processed 1,065 voter registrations, and more than 800 absentee ballots were turned in via the onsite drop box. Satellite office hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Friday and special hours:

  • Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

All Ann Arbor voters can still visit the original Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office at Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St. The city hall office will have special hours, in addition to its 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday regular hours, leading up to the Presidential Election:

  • Wednesdays in October: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.

For complete Election Day information, visit www.a2gov.org/elections (https://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Pages/Elections.aspx). Learn more about the satellite city clerk’s office on Michigan News, https://news.umich.edu/u-m-museum-of-art-to-serve-as-ann-arbor-city-clerks-satellite-office-through-nov-3/.