Here’s what you need to know about the four proposals in Tuesday’s ballot
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In Tuesday’s special election, voters in Ann Arbor will see four new proposals on the ballot.
The proposals make changes to the city’s charter to include best-value purchasing procedures, ranked choice voting, emergency purchases, and monetary limits on purchases.
Voters can register to vote in person at the City Clerk’s office at 301 Huron Street E until 8 p.m. Tuesday if they have proof of residency.
Polling stations in the city will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and those who line up before 8 p.m. will be able to vote, the city of Ann Arbor said. Event calendar.
Absentee ballots must be returned before 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Six drop boxes are located around Tree Town and will close at 8 p.m. Find them here.
Here is our breakdown:
This proposal would require the city government to award contracts for supplies, materials or public improvements to the bidder offering the “best value for money” instead of the “lowest responsible bidder”. This means that the city will be able to take additional factors into consideration when awarding contracts.
Under this proposal, the city’s charter would be amended to use the choice voting method if and when it is permitted under Michigan state law.
Elected officials, including members of Ann Arbor City Council and the town’s mayor, would be nominated and elected through a choice vote.
If passed, this proposal amends section 14.2 of the city charter to establish a procedure, by way of a city ordinance, on how the administrator of the city of Ann Arbor may carry out emergency purchases.
This proposal would allow Ann Arbor City Council to delegate purchasing power to the city administrator.
The administrator would have the flexibility to make purchases or enter into contracts for the city that are equal to or less than $ 75,000, with adjustments for inflation.
Find examples of ballots on mvic.sos.state.mi.us/PublicBallot/Index
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