ANN ARBOR, MI — More than 2,600 University of Michigan students have been registered to vote using the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s satellite office at the university’s Museum of Art, officials said.
The satellite clerk’s office has been registering between 150 and 200 students per day, according to a UM news release. As of Oct. 13, more than 2,900 students already have voted either in person or returned their ballot to the museum’s drop box.
Student voting on the Ann Arbor campus tripled from 14% in 2014 to 41% in 2018, according to the release.
There were long lines of UM students trying to register and cast in-person absentee ballots at Ann Arbor City Hall leading up to the election and Election Day. The new satellite office is designed to provide maximum access to voter registration opportunities and early absentee voting for the campus community, City Clerk Jackie Beaudry previously wrote in a memo to City Council.
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Voter registration began at the satellite office Sept. 22, with voting beginning Sept. 24. City Council approved the office in mid-September and it includes artistic design elements with promotional and voter education materials.
These satellite office is open:
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 22-Oct. 23
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24-Nov. 1
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3:
Voters who go to city hall or the new satellite office have the choice of either voting on the spot or taking ballots home and returning them to the clerk’s office or designated ballot drop boxes by the time polls close at 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
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