LANSING, Mich. — Across Michigan, there are 53 counties holding local elections Tuesday. Lansing is holding for mayor and City Council. Jackson is holding a primary for the mayor. That's alongside millage and school bond proposals.
“The voters will narrow down the choices of mayoral candidates to the top two vote-getters. They will narrow down the at-large City Council choices to the top four vote-getters, and the Second Ward candidates will be narrowed down to the top two," said Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope.
Michiganders can register to vote and vote in person up until and on election day at their local township clerk's office. To register a voter must fill out a short form and provide identification like a driver's license or paystub with your residence listed on it.
“You have to come in person to one of our offices, and we’ll get you all registered," Swope said. “Most people have a driver’s license with their residence on it but most people registering at this late time wouldn’t have that, so the other option is a utility bill or a pay stub that has your address on it.”
Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and there are a total of 15 ballot boxes in the Lansing area. Absentee ballots must be submitted by 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Swope encourages all mid-Michiganders to vote.
“It’s your opportunity to select the leadership for our city. I think it’s a very important election and I hope that people will turn out," he said.
Lansing Mayor Primary
|Larry Hutchinson Jr.|
|Farhan Sheik Omar|
Lansing City Council At Large
|Linda D. Appling|
|Grant M. Blood II|
|Rachel R. Willis|
Lansing City Council 2nd Ward
|Jeremy A. Garza|
Jackson Mayor Primary
Find out more about these and other local races by visiting our local elections page.
Follow election results by clicking on the below links
Other Ballot Issues (Find out more in the county links above)
|Carson City - Crystal Area Schools Bond Proposal||Borrow the sum of not to exceed Five Million Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($5,650,000)|
|Columbia Township Fire Protection Millage Proposal||Reduces tax limitation to .4405 mills over 5 years to provide funs for fire protection in Columbia Township.|
|Columbia Township Police Protection Millage Renewal Proposal||Reduces tax limitation to .8814 mills over 5 years for police protection.|
|Hanover-Horton School District Sinking Fund Millage Proposal||1 mill over 5 years to provide funds to construct or repair school buildings and upgrade technology.|
|Jonesville Community Schools Bonding Proposal||.8 mills over 26 years to provide funds for athletic fields.|
|Lansing Essential Services Millage Restoration Proposal||Increases city millage by 1.1342 mills to provide funds for police, fire departments, and road and sidewalk maintenance.|
|Leslie Schools Operating Millage Proposal||Increases limitation on taxes by 18 mills for ten years to provide operating funds for Leslie Public Schools.|
|Parma Township Renewal Of Additional Millage For Fire Protection Services||1.25 mills over 6 years to provide funds for fire protection.|
|Parma Township Renewal Of Additional Millage For Police Protection||.5 mills over 6 years to provide funds for police protection.|
|Potterville Public Schools Bond Proposal||Potterville Public Schools, Eaton County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty-Eight Million Dollars ($28,000,000)|
|Sandstone Township Fire Protection Proposal||1.25 mills over 5 years to provide funds for fire protection.|
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