As is typical in odd numbered years, the political season will see just a few local election races. Please help complete the list of races and candidates involved.
- Michigan Secretary of State, elections page
- Washtenaw County Clerk Elections Division
- Ann Arbor City Clerk elections page
- May 3, Last day to file a recall petition for August election
- May 14, Last day to file petitions to place proposals on August ballot filed with county and local clerks.
- May 14, Last day to file candidate petitions.
- July 8, Last day to register to vote in August 2 election.
- August 2, Last day a recall petition can be filed for November election.
- August 3, 2:00 pm, Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for election by mail submit applications.
- August 6: Primary Elections
- August 7, 4:00 pm: Candidates without political party affiliation who wish to seek a partisan city office at the November 5 election must file an Affidavit of Identity and a qualifying petition.
- August 13, Last day to file petitions to place proposals on November ballot.
- October 7: Last day to register to vote in November election.
- November 2, 2:00 pm: Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for November 5 election by mail submit applications.
- November 4, 4:00 pm,Electors qualified to obtain an absent voter ballot for election may vote in person in clerk’s office
- November 5: November 2013 Election
City of Ann Arbor
On October 15 the City Council passed a resolution that promises that the council will submit the issue of construction of a new rail station as a ballot question to Ann Arbor voters:
“RESOLVED, That at or before the completion of a final design for the Ann Arbor Station project, City Council will set a date by which the City will submit the question of moving forward with construction to a vote of the citizens of Ann Arbor
Council did not put this question in August 2013.
As usual, half of the Ann Arbor City Council is up for election this year. The Mayoral seat is not on the ballot in odd number years. As of March 25, 2013, the following candidates had pulled nominating petitions.
- First Ward:
- Second Ward:
Jane Lumm (I) incumbent (Independent candidates do not appear on the August ballot, Republicans and Democrats nominated in the August primary election will appear on the November ballot with the Independent incumbent)
Kirk Westphal (D)
- Third Ward:
Incumbent Stephen Kunselman defeated challenger Julie Grand in the August primary, with an unofficial tally of 927-862 votes. He will go on to face independent Samuel DeVarti in the November election.
Julie Grand (D)
- Fourth Ward:
Challenger Jack Eaton defeated incumbent Marcia Higgins in the August primary, with an unofficial tally of 1233-674 votes. He faces write-in candidates William Lockwood and Twenty Pound Carp in the general election.
Marcia Higgins (D) incumbent
- Fifth Ward
Ypsilanti City Council
Ypsilanti City Council members are elected to staggered 4 year terms. None are up for election in 2013.
In the News
Ann Arbor Chronicle Stories indexed with the term ‘2013 primary election’
May 14, 2013 Ann Arbor Chronicle August 6 City Council Primary Races Set
March 21, 2013 Ann Arbor Chronicle: Westphal Pulls Petitions for Ward 2 Council
March 15, 2013 Ann Arbor Chronicle Grand Pulls Petitions for Ward 3 Council
March 22, 2013 Ann Arbor dot com 2 potential challengers emerge in races for Ann Arbor City Council
August 7, 2013 Ann Arbor Chronicle Eaton, Kunselman Prevail in Primaries