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Here's all you need to know before the Aug. 3 election

Posted at 10:33 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 11:31:24-04

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


Kathie Dunbar
Melissa Huber
Larry Hutchinson Jr.
Farhan Sheik Omar
Andy Schor
Patricia Spitzley

Lansing City Council At Large

Linda D. Appling
Grant M. Blood II
Jeffrey Brown
Claretta Duckett-Freeman
Linda Keefe
Peter Spadafore
D. Taft
Rachel R. Willis

Lansing City Council 2nd Ward

Jeremy A. Garza
Oprah Revish
Nicklas Zande

Jackson Mayor Primary

Jeromy Alexander
Laura Dwyer-Schlecte
Daniel Mahoney
John Wilson

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 ProposalBorrow the sum of not to exceed Five Million Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($5,650,000)
Columbia Township Fire Protection Millage ProposalReduces tax limitation to .4405 mills over 5 years to provide funs for fire protection in Columbia Township.
Columbia Township Police Protection Millage Renewal ProposalReduces tax limitation to .8814 mills over 5 years for police protection.
Hanover-Horton School District Sinking Fund Millage Proposal1 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 ProposalIncreases city millage by 1.1342 mills to provide funds for police, fire departments, and road and sidewalk maintenance.
Leslie Schools Operating Millage ProposalIncreases 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 Services1.25 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 ProposalPotterville Public Schools, Eaton County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty-Eight Million Dollars ($28,000,000)
Sandstone Township Fire Protection Proposal1.25 mills over 5 years to provide funds for fire protection.

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