Election News & Info from CivCity!
Yes, we're ready to (mentally) collapse in a heap – but not before celebrating democracy on Election Day! Do that by voting (duh) but also join us for a daylong Party at the Polls with games, music, civic trivia, food and more!!
We'll be set up at the Slauson Middle School polling station (1019 W. Washington) from 7 a.m. til 8 p.m. when the polls close. Even if you don't vote at Slauson, we hope you'll drop by to help us make Election Day even more special!
Deadline Today to Get Your Ballot!
Today (Monday, Nov. 7) at 4 p.m. is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot. At this point you'll need to apply in person. For Ann Arbor voters, go to the city clerk's office on the second floor of city hall, 301 E. Huron. (If you don't live in Ann Arbor, click here to find your local clerk's office
You have the option of voting absentee if you are: 1) 60 years of age or older; 2) absent from the community on Election Day; 3) physically unable to vote at the polls without assistance of another person; 4) unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs; 5) appointed a poll worker in a precinct other than your own; or 6) confined to jail awaiting trial or arraignment.
You can turn in your absentee ballot until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. If you can't make it to the clerk's office when it's open, you can return your ballot in a secure lockbox in the vestibule at city hall. All absentee ballots are counted on Election Day.
Of course check out our AnnArborVotes.org
site to help you prep for local & state races and ballot proposals!
Return your absentee ballot 24/7 in this secure drop-box located in the vestibule at city hall, 301 E. Huron. You must return it by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Final Nov. 8 Election Prep!
: Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
: Click here to find your polling location
What to bring:
Bring a photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) If you don't bring one, no worries – but you'll be asked to sign an affidavit stating that you didn’t bring your photo ID.
There's still time to learn about local candidates and ballot proposals via CivCity's voter resource, AnnArborVotes.org
. You'll find info about local & state candidates
and ballot proposals
, as well as other voter resources
to sites like the League of Women Voters Vote411.org
and the Michigan Voter Info Center
And thanks to volunteers & staff at the University of Michigan's Language Resource Center for translating The Basics
page of AnnArborVotes.org into Spanish and Chinese! They also provided a translation of our Glossary
page into Chinese. We are incredibly grateful for their work in making local election information more accessible.
(P.S. When reference librarians use our site, we must be doing something right!)
Yes, You Can Help!
Contribute to CivCity today with a one-time or monthly online donation. It's tax deductible!
Or you can send a check to:
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
CivCity also accepts stock donations! Contact Mary Morgan at email@example.com for details.
Please share this newsletter with your friends, family & colleagues – we'd appreciate it!
More Election Day Fun!
Many thanks to local businesses like Jefferson Market & Cakery for celebrating Election Day! The shop is located at 609 W. Jefferson, across the street from the Bach Elementary polling station.
Sign in front of Jefferson Market & Cakery, 609 W. Jefferson.
But Wait – There's More!!
We love highlighting CivCity partnerships – like this one with the UM Language Resource Center:
Staff & volunteers at the UM Language Resource Center's Translate-a-Thon in late October, working on translating parts of the AnnArborVotes.org site into Spanish and Chinese.
Finally, check out AnnArborVotes.org's Photo Gallery
for fun election-related pictures from our community! Go Team Democracy!!
Pee-wee Herman – hanging out in the Ann Arbor offices of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS) – is happy to vote!