Updated October 12, 2012In addition to the Presidency, the November 6th, 2012 ballot includes an opportunity for Michiganders to cast their vote for several state offices. In other words, several races, including those for State Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Representative, State Board of Education Member, and University Officer, will be decided.
Before we head to the voting booth, however, we have to register to vote. Information is key and available through the 2012 Michigan Election Guide.
Local Races in Metro DetroitFolks in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will be casting their vote among candidates for several county, township and city offices. Depending on the county, voters will be voting for prosecuting attorney, sheriff, clerk, treasurer, register of deeds, county commissioner and judge on the November 6th ballot.
Election departments of each county in and around the Metro-Detroit area sets out information specific to the candidates and proposals at the county, city and township level: Information About the Michigan 2012 Ballot Proposals:
- Approve Emergency Manager Law
- Safeguard Collective Bargaining Powers
- Require Michigan Utilities to Use Renewable Energy
- Continue Union for Home Help Providers
- Curtail the Michigan Legislature's Ability to Raise Taxes
- Curtail State's Authority to Build International Bridges or Tunnels
- City of Detroit: Among the proposals on the ballot for voters in the City of Detroit is a proposal that would amend the 1984 City Code to exempt adults (21) from criminal prosecution for use of possession of less than one(1) ounce of marijuana on private property.
- Macomb County: Among the proposals on the ballot for voters in Macomb County are proposals that would authorize millage and bonds for various projects and services.
- Oakland County: In addition to a host of millage and bond proposals, voters in Milford and Troy will vote on proposals that affect their community specifically:
- Create a skate park in Milford
- Recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels
- Washtenaw County: In addition to a host of millage and bond proposals, voters in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti will vote on proposals that will affect their community specifically:
- Fund art in public places in Ann Arbor
- Set marijuana as the lowest police priority in Ypsilanti
- Consolidate Willow Run and Ypsilanti School Districts
- Wayne County: In addition to a host of millage and bond proposals, voters in Wayne County will vote on a proposal to allow the Michigan Governor to remove a Wayne County Executive from office.