VOTER REGISTRATION

* The last day register to vote for the May 6, 2014 election is April 7, 2014 *

How to Register to Vote:

To register to vote, you must be all of the following:

– A U.S. citizen
– At least 18 years old by Election Day
– A resident of Michigan
– A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote

Voters are required to present photo identification or sign the Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Picture Identification form when registering to vote.

Voter Registration Form Link: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf

This form can be turned it at your City Clerk’s office, the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office, or at any Secretary of State Branch. You must register in person.

Ann Arbor

City residents can register to vote in person at the City Clerk’s Office – 2nd Floor of City Hall or by mail to 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor 48104.

City residents who have moved within the City of Ann Arbor can update their address at any Secretary of State Branch Office or in-person at the City Clerk’s Office. Call 734-794-6140 for more information.

Ypsilanti

City residents can register to vote in person at the Ypsilanti City Clerk’s Office – One South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

Ypsilanti Twp

Township residents can register to vote in person at the Clerk’s Office – 7200 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti 48197

VOTER IDENTIFICATION

Voter Photo ID Required on Election Day

Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for voter identification requirement.)

Voters with picture ID: Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.

Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:

  • Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state.
  • Federal or state government-issued photo ID.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.

IMPORTANT – Voters without ID will not be turned away on Election Day! Michigan Election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do have acceptable picture ID or who forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee Ballots

Absentee voter ballots will be available for issuance to voters on March 22, 2014

Avoid the lines on Election Day! If you meet one of the following criteria, you are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • absent from the community on Election Day
  • physically unable to vote at the polls without assistance of another person
  • unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs
  • appointed a pollworker in a precinct other than your own
  • confined to jail awaiting trial or arraignment

Applications for absentee ballots are accepted by mail beginning 75 days prior to each election. Registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot by mail until the Saturday just prior to the election. Registered voters can also apply for and vote an absentee ballot in-person at the City Clerk’s Office on the day before each election (Monday). A signed application must be received by the City Clerk before an absentee ballot will be issued.

Voters requesting and picking up absentee ballots in person at the City Clerk’s Office will be subject to the Michigan voter identification requirement.

All returned absentee ballot envelopes are sent to the precincts on Election Day for processing and tabulation. Your absentee ballot is counted in your assigned ward and precinct or at an Absent Voter Counting Board along with all of the in-person votes cast on Election Day!

Click here for the Absentee Ballot Application Form (pdf).

Ann Arbor

To obtain an absentee ballot, call the City Clerk at 734-794-6140 or complete the attached form and mail or hand deliver it to the City Clerk at 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also fax the form to 734-994-8296 or scan and email it to cityclerk@a2gov.org. 

Ypsilanti

If you are unable to attend the polls on Election Day due to one of the factors below, you may request an absentee ballot from the City Clerk’s office at One South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

You may visit the Clerk’s office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to request an absentee ballot, or you may submit a request by mail. Absentee ballot request forms must be submitted to the Ypsilanti City Clerk’s office by mail or in person. You may not submit your request by email or fax.  The Clerk’s office is open on the Saturday preceding each election from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to process absentee ballot requests. Ypsilanti City voters can stop in during these hours to request or drop off an absentee ballot.  You may also request an absentee ballot by visiting your Clerk’s office before 4:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

After receiving your absentee voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk’s office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file.

Ypsilanti Twp

Your request for an absentee voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk. Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons stated above and your signature. You must request an absentee voter ballot by mailing the online application with a letter or post card, or you can obtain a pre-printed application form at your local Clerk’s Office. Requests to have an absentee voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2:00pm the Saturday before the Election Day. To request an absentee voter ballot by email, include your name as well as where to send the application to.

Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absentee ballot. Requests for absentee voter ballots are processed immediately. Absentee voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.

After receiving your absentee voter ballot, you have until 8:00pm on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk’s office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting, the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absentee voter ballot to your Clerk’s Office.

If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you may request an emergency absentee voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee voter ballots have been passed out before 4:00pm on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time that made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absentee voter ballot. Your local clerk will have more information about emergency absentee voter ballots.

ELECTION DAY VOTING

Polling Locations

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/el_precincts.html

Ann Arbor

Polling Locations

CITY OF ANN ARBOR
First Ward
Precinct

  1. - Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.
  2. - Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.
  3. - Community High School, 401 N. Division St.
  4. - Community Center, 625 N. Main St.
  5. - Northside School, 912 Barton Drive
  6. - Northside School, 912 Barton Drive
  7. - Northwood Comm. Ctr (Family Housing), 1000 McIntyre Dr.
  8. - Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Rd.
  9. - Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd.
  10. - Arrowwood Hills Community Center, 2566 Arrowwood Tr.

Second Ward

Precinct

  1. - Northwood Comm. Ctr(Family Housing), 1000 McIntyre Dr.
  2. - Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue
  3. - Angell School, 1608 S. University Ave.
  4. - Angell School, 1608 S. University Ave.
  5. - Ann Arbor Assembly of God, 2455 Washtenaw Ave.
  6. - Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd.
  7. - King School, 3800 Waldenwood Lane
  8. - First United Methodist Church, 1001 Green Road
  9. - Thurston School, 2300 Prairie St.

Third Ward

Precinct

  1. - Michigan League, 911 N. University Avenue
  2. - Michigan League, 911 N. University Avenue
  3. - Tappen Middle School, 2551 E. Stadium Blvd.
  4. - Allen School, 2560 Towner Blvd.
  5. - University Townhouses Ctr., 3200 Braeburn Cir.
  6. - Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine St.
  7. - Allen School, 2560 Towner Blvd.
  8. - Pittsfield School, 2543 Pittsfield Blvd.
  9. - Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine St.

Fourth Ward

Precinct

  1. - Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street
  2. - Mary St. Polling Place, 926 Mary St.
  3. - U of M Coliseum, at Fifth Ave. & Hill St.
  4. - Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd.
  5. - St. Clare/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Rd.
  6. - Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard
  7. - Dicken School, 2135 Runnymede Blvd.
  8. - Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd.
  9. - Lawton School, 2550 S. Seventh St.

Fifth Ward

Precinct

  1. - Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
  2. - Bach School, 600 W. Jefferson St.
  3. - Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Rd.
  4. - Slauson Middle School, 1019 W. Washington St.
  5. - Slauson Middle School, 1019 W. Washington St.
  6. - Eberwhite School, 800 Soule Blvd.
  7. - Dicken School, 2135 Runnymede Blvd.
  8. - Lakewood Elementary School, 344 Gralake Ave.
  9. - Haisley School, 825 Duncan St.
  10. - Abbot School, 2670 Sequoia Parkway
  11. - Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd.

Ypsilanti

Polling Locations

First Ward

Precinct

  1. - Perry Child Development, 550 Perry St.
  2. - Senior Center Rec. Ctr., 1015 Congress
  3. - Washtenaw International High School, 510 Emerick St

Second Ward

Precinct

  1. - Estabrook Elementary School, 1555 W. Cross St.
  2. - Estabrook Elementary School, 1555 W. Cross St.
  3. - Estabrook Elementary School, 1555 W. Cross St.
  4. - Estabrook Elementary School, 1555 W. Cross St.

Third Ward

Precinct

  1. - Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 201 N. River
  2. - Adams Academy, 503 Oak St.
  3. - Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 201 N. River

Ypsilanti Twp

Polling Locations

Precinct

  1. - Free Methodist Church, 1800 Packard Rd.
  2. - Polo Fields of Washtenaw, 2955 Packard Rd.
  3. - Polo Fields of Washtenaw, 2955 Packard Rd.
  4. - Victorious Life Church 860 E. Clark Rd.
  5. - Ypsilanti Twp. Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Rd.
  6. - Ypsilanti Twp. Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Rd.
  7. - Ypsilanti Twp. Fire Station 1, 222 S. Ford Rd.
  8. - Calvary Baptist, 1007 Ecorse Rd.
  9. - Erickson School, 1427 Levona
  10. - Erickson School, 1427 Levona
  11. - Rawsonville School, 3110 Grove Rd.
  12. - Rawsonville School, 3110 Grove Rd.
  13. - Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, 444 James L. Hart Parkway
  14. - Ypsilanti Township Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron River Dr.
  15. - Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, 444 James L. Hart Parkway
  16. Has been combined with precinct 15.
  17. - Southside Bap. Tabernacle Church, 6710 Textile Rd.
  18. - PineView Church, 6400 Textile Rd.
  19. - Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, 444 James L. Hart Parkway
  20. - Community Free Will Baptist Church  6945 McKean Rd.