Residents who vote at Koepsell School, 21760 Raven Ave., during elections — which houses Precinct 14 — will temporarily move to Christian Trinity Assembly of God, 21770 Kelly Road, for the Aug. 7 state election.

Residents who vote at Koepsell School, 21760 Raven Ave., during elections — which houses Precinct 14 — will temporarily move to Christian Trinity Assembly of God, 21770 Kelly Road, for the Aug. 7 state election.

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Eastpointe City Council approves temporary polling place for August election

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 13, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Residents who vote at Koepsell School, 21760 Raven Ave., during elections — which houses Precinct 14 — will move temporarily to Christian Trinity Assembly of God, 21770 Kelly Road, for the Aug. 7 state election. 

The Eastpointe City Council unanimously voted for the temporary relocation during its June 5 meeting at Eastpointe City Hall. 

Precinct 14 consists of residents in the southeast section of Eastpointe — east of Kelly Road, north of Beaconsfield Avenue between Nine and Eight Mile roads.  

Koepsell School will be undergoing construction involving the replacement of its roof and parking lot, and that work won’t be completed in time for the election.  

The relocation was presented to the Eastpointe Election Commission May 30, and it needed to be approved by June 8 to comply with Michigan Election Law, according to a city memorandum.

Christian Trinity Assembly of God is accessible in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act and has “plenty of parking” available, according to the city’s memorandum. 

“This is by far the best option I can offer the voters for their temporary voting location during the summer construction,” stated Deputy City Clerk Randy Altimus in the city’s memorandum. 

Precinct 14 has a total of 1,518 registered voters. City documents state that Precinct 14 has a permanent absentee voter list of 263 voters; 175 people voted at the polls during the August 2016 election, and 250 voted at the polls during the August 2014 election.

 The only financial impact to the city is mailing letters to registered voters informing them of the temporary change and a $200 rental fee to use Christian Trinity Assembly of God. On Aug. 7, voters will also have proper signage to direct them to their relocated polling place. 

In an email to the Eastsider June 7, Altimus stated, “Letters went to all the registered voters in Precinct 14 (June 6).”

Voters who would normally vote at Koepsell School would take Raven Avenue south to Toepfer Drive, turn right on Toepfer Drive to Kelly Road. Once drivers approach Kelly Road, they make a right on Kelly Road and drive to the “Vote Here” sign. There will be parking available in the front and rear of the building. Voters can enter the front and rear of the building. 

For more information about the temporary polling location, contact the City Clerk’s ffice at (586) 445-3661.