Candidate Forum: Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustees
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum: Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustees

Moderated by the local League of Women Voters, this forum features 8 candidates for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education. The forum is broadcast live on Community Television Network Channel 19, and available for viewing later on CTN’s YouTube channel.

Click here for more information about the AAPS candidates.

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Candidate Forum: Washtenaw County Commissioners
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum: Washtenaw County Commissioners

Moderated by the local League of Women Voters, this forum features candidates for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in Districts 2 and 8. The forum is broadcast live on Community Television Network Channel 19, and available for viewing later on CTN’s YouTube channel.

Click here for more information about the Washtenaw County Commissioner candidates.

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Candidate Forum: Ann Arbor City Council & State Senate
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum: Ann Arbor City Council & State Senate

Moderated by the local League of Women Voters, this forum features candidates for the Ann Arbor City Council Wards 1 and 4, and the Michigan Senate District 18. The forum is broadcast live on Community Television Network Channel 19, and available for viewing later on CTN’s YouTube channel.

Click here for information about the Ann Arbor City Council candidates.

Click here for information about state legislative candidates.

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Candidate Forum: State Representatives
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum: State Representatives

Moderated by the local League of Women Voters, this forum features candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives in Districts 52, 53 and 55. The forum is broadcast live on Community Television Network Channel 19, and available for viewing later on CTN’s YouTube channel.

Click here for more information about the state legislative candidates.

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Student Debates: Statewide Ballot Proposals
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Student Debates: Statewide Ballot Proposals

At 7 p.m. the Saline High School debate team will present pros and cons of the state ballot proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Then at 8:30 p.m. the Dexter High School debate team will present pros and cons for the proposal to create an independent redistricting commission. These events are organized by the local League of Women Voters. They will be broadcast live on Community Television Network Channel 19 and available later on CTN’s YouTube channel.

Click here for information about all statewide ballot proposals.

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Candidate Forum: U.S. Congress District 12
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum: U.S. Congress District 12

Moderated by the local League of Women Voters, this forum features candidates for the U.S House of Representatives District 12. The forum is broadcast live on Community Television Network Channel 19, and available for viewing later on CTN’s YouTube channel.

Click here for more information about the U.S. Congressional candidates.

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UM Panel Discussion: Statewide Ballot Proposals
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

UM Panel Discussion: Statewide Ballot Proposals

This panel discussion focuses on two statewide ballot proposals: the Voters Not Politicians initiative to reform redistricting (Proposal 2), and the Promote the Vote initiative to expand voting and registration opportunities (Proposal 3). 

The goal of the event is to inform the audience of pros and cons of the two ballot initiatives, while at the same time fostering "civil civic discourse" on these policy issues from a variety of perspectives. Panelists are:

-John Chamberlin (moderator), Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Policy
-Nancy Wang, Voters Not Politicians Board President
-Sharon Dolente, Promote the Vote - Voting Rights Strategist, ACLU of Michigan
-Christopher Thomas, former Director of Elections for the State of Michigan
-Richard McLellan, election law attorney)

Click here for information about all state ballot proposals.

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FILING DEADLINE for AAPS and WCC Trustees
Jul
24
4:00 PM16:00

FILING DEADLINE for AAPS and WCC Trustees

Candidates for the nonpartisan Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustee and Washtenaw Community College Trustee must file affidavits of identity or nonpartisan nominating petitions by 4 p.m. today in order for their names to be on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.

This year, 4 seats are open on the 7-member AAPS board. Those seats, with 4-year terms, are currently held by Susan Baskett, Jessica Kelly, Patricia Manley and Christine Stead. Click here for information about the responsibilities of a trustee and a a video about running for school board.

There are 2 seats open on the 7-member WCC board, each for a 6-year term. Those seats are currently held by Richard Landau and Diana McKnight-Morton.

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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FILING DEADLINE for Ann Arbor District Library Board Candidates
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

FILING DEADLINE for Ann Arbor District Library Board Candidates

Candidates for the nonpartisan Ann Arbor District Library Trustee must file affidavits of identity or nonpartisan nominating petitions by 4 p.m. today in order for their names to be on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.

This year, 3 seats are open on the 7-member AADL board. Those seats are currently held by Jim Leija, Jan Barney Newman and Ed Surovell. 

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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FILING DEADLINE for Independent Candidates on the Nov. 6 Ballot
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

FILING DEADLINE for Independent Candidates on the Nov. 6 Ballot

Candidates running as independents for Ann Arbor City Council, Washtenaw County Commissioner and state legislative offices must file affidavits of identity and qualifying petitions by 4 p.m. today in order for their names to be on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.  

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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Washtenaw County Commissioner Candidate Forum
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Washtenaw County Commissioner Candidate Forum

  • Community Television Network (CTN) Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Candidates in the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic Party primary for Washtenaw County Commissioner in Districts 2 and 9 will answer questions at a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. The event will be aired on Community Television Network Channel 19.

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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Info Session for Prospective Ann Arbor Public Schools Board Candidates
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Info Session for Prospective Ann Arbor Public Schools Board Candidates

Staff for the Ann Arbor Public Schools will answer questions and provide an overview of the duties for AAPS Board of Education Trustees. This nonpartisan position has a 4-year term.

The deadline to file to run for AAPS board is July 24. This year, 4 seats will be on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Those seats are currently held by Susan Baskett, Jessica Kelly, Patricia Manley and Christine Stead. Click here for more info about the school board's roles and responsibilities.

Also check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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Wards 4 & 5 Ann Arbor City Council Candidate Forum
Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

Wards 4 & 5 Ann Arbor City Council Candidate Forum

  • Community Television Network (CTN) Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Candidates in the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic Party primary for Wards 4 and 5 on the Ann Arbor City Council will answer questions at a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. Ward 4 candidates are Graydon Krapohl and Elizabeth Nelson. Ward 5 candidates are Ali Ramlawi and Chuck Warpehoski. The event will be aired on Community Television Network Channel 19.

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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Wards 2 & 3 Ann Arbor City Council Candidate Forum
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Wards 2 & 3 Ann Arbor City Council Candidate Forum

  • Community Television Network (CTN) Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Candidates in the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic Party primary for Wards 2 and 3 on the Ann Arbor City Council will answer questions at a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. Ward 2 candidates are Kathy Griswold and Kirk Westphal. Ward 3 candidates are Julie Grand and Alice Liberson. The event will be aired on Community Television Network Channel 19.

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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Info Session for Prospective Ann Arbor District Library Board Candidates
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Info Session for Prospective Ann Arbor District Library Board Candidates

Staff and current trustees for the Ann Arbor District Library Board will answer questions and provide an overview of the duties for this nonpartisan position, which has a 4-year term. The deadline to file to run for AADL board is July 19. This year, 3 seats will be on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Those seats are currently held by Jim Leija, Jan Barney Newman and Ed Surovell.

For more info, check out the Washtenaw County Election Division's Running for Office page

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Ward 5 Town Hall
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ward 5 Town Hall

Ward 5 candidates and current members of the Ann Arbor City Council – Ali Ramlawi, Chip Smith and Chuck Warpehoski – will be featured at a town hall for Ward 5 residents hosted by the Ann Arbor Democratic Party and the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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Student Debate: Ypsilanti Water Street Millage Proposal
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Student Debate: Ypsilanti Water Street Millage Proposal

  • Eastern Michigan University's McKenny Hall Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ann Arbor League of Women Voters and the A2Y Chamber are hosting an Oxford-style debate on the Water Street millage proposal, which will be on the Aug. 8, 2017 ballot for voters in the city of Ypsilanti. Students from Washtenaw Technical Middle College's debate team will tackle the pros and cons of this ballot proposal. 

The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University's McKenny Hall Ballroom. Space is limited – click here to register.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 5 Ann Arbor City Council
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 5 Ann Arbor City Council

Candidate forum for Ward 5 Ann Arbor City Council in the Aug. 8, 2017 Democratic primary, moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.  The Ward 5 candidates are David Silkworth and Chip Smith.

The forum is open to the public and takes place at the studios of Community Television Network, 2805 S. Industrial. It will be broadcast live on CTN Channel 19 and online here. It will also be available on CTN's Video on Demand.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 4 Ann Arbor City Council
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 4 Ann Arbor City Council

Candidate forum for Ward 4 Ann Arbor City Council in the Aug. 8, 2017 Democratic primary, moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.  The Ward 4 candidates are Jack Eaton and Jaime Magiera.

The forum is open to the public and takes place at the studios of Community Television Network, 2805 S. Industrial. It will be broadcast live on CTN Channel 19 and online here. It will also be available on CTN's Video on Demand.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 3 Ann Arbor City Council
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 3 Ann Arbor City Council

Candidate forum for Ward 3 Ann Arbor City Council in the Aug. 8, 2017 Democratic primary, moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.  The Ward 3 candidates are Zach Ackerman and Steve Kunselman.

The forum is open to the public and takes place at the studios of Community Television Network, 2805 S. Industrial. It will be broadcast live on CTN Channel 19 and online here. It will also be available on CTN's Video on Demand.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 1 Ann Arbor City Council
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Ward 1 Ann Arbor City Council

Candidate forum for Ward 1 Ann Arbor City Council in the Aug. 8, 2017 Democratic primary, moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.  The Ward 1 candidates are Anne Bannister and Jason Frenzel.

The forum is open to the public and takes place at the studios of Community Television Network, 2805 S. Industrial. It will be broadcast live on CTN Channel 19 and online here. It will also be available on CTN's Video on Demand.

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Anxious Election: Panel Discussion
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Anxious Election: Panel Discussion

  • University of Michigan Tisch Hall, Room 1014 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Election 2016: What is it all about and where does it leave us? Historical perspectives and community discussion with: Max Alvarez, Anne Berg, Matthew Countryman, Angela Dillard, Leah Duncan, Geoff Eley and ToniAnn Treviño. The goal: a thoughtful debriefing on the election and its discontents. Speakers will only offer brief comments and raise a few questions for a collective discussion. 

This event is hosted by the University of Michigan Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History.

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2016 Decided: Post-Election Analysis
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

2016 Decided: Post-Election Analysis

  • University of Michigan Ford School's Annenberg Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

No one quite knows just what will unfold on November 8 . . . so the afternoon following the election, the University of Michigan Ford School will host an informal panel of experts moderated by Paul Courant to discuss the results and projected policy implications of 'Decision 2016'. Join former U.S. Congressman John Dingell, Ambassador Ron Weiser, Marina Whitman, Mara Ostfeld and Betsey Stevenson for what promises to be a compelling discussion.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Issues & Ale: Election Night Viewing Party
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Issues & Ale: Election Night Viewing Party

Political junkies, unite! Join Michigan Radio and the UM Ford School of Public Policy for a night of fun and politics. You can watch the election results roll in on the big screen while Stateside host Cynthia Canty and a panel of political pundits handicap the races and analyze the results from across the nation. Win prizes playing political trivia too! Admission is free. You do not have to be 21 to attend.

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ELECTION DAY!
Nov
8
7:00 AM07:00

ELECTION DAY!

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Get your vote on, Ann Arbor! To celebrate, CivCity is hosting a Party at the Polls on Election Day at the Slauson Middle School polling station, 1019 W. Washington. Come join the festivities!

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Party at the Polls!
Nov
8
7:00 AM07:00

Party at the Polls!

Join CivCIty at the Slauson Middle School polling station (1019 W. Washington) for a celebration of democracy! We'll be there the entire time that polls are open – with games, food, music, trivia prizes and general merriment. Even if you don't vote at Slauson, we hope you'll drop by and say hello. Go Team Democracy!

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