Making Democracy Work

Elections

"WE IN AMERICA DO NOT HAVE GOVERNMENT BY THE MAJORITY. WE HAVE GOVERNMENT BY THE MAJORITY WHO PARTICIPATE." Thomas Jefferson

Election Dates

2019 election dates will be confirmed by Washtenaw County as filing deadlines are reached.

August 6 and November 5 elections will be for special matters such as millages and charter amendments. The cities of Chelsea, Milan, and Saline will elect City Council members during regular elections on November 5, 2019. Click HERE for up-to-date information about these dates.

The next series of elections for all other public offices will occur in 2020.

Candidate Forums

Prior to elections, LWV-AAA candidate forums for Ann Arbor will be available on demand to view at the CTN Channel 19 website.

Go to LWV-AAA Calendar for schedule for forums.

Am I Registered? Where is My Polling Place? How do I get an Absentee Ballot?

Click here to see if you are registered to vote, locate your polling place and obtain absentee ballot information. When an election is pending, you can also see a sample ballot.

Before an election you can read candidate responses to League questions at VOTE411.org, your one-stop online resource for voters. Vote411.org Online information about what's on your ballot, VOTE411 is available about 6 weeks prior to each election.

Thinking of Being a Candidate?

Running For Public Office 101 Thinking about running for elected office? LWV-AAA and Sigma Delta Theta co-sponsored a seminar on the topic. Click on this LINK to go to the AADL video-on-demand and view this event.

The Michigan Secretary of State and Washtenaw County Clerk websites each have lots of information about this.

On February 25, 2019, LWVAAA member and Ann Arbor Township Clerk Rena Basch shared some of her experiences running for local office and explained how to prepare and what to do to be a candidate. Listen HERE

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