The primary election for Brian Banks' replacement is on Aug. 8.
The general election will be on Nov. 7.
In the Pointes, State House District 1 covers GP Shores, GP Woods, Harper Woods as well as an eastern section of Detroit. To review the complete district map, click here
Click here for a comprehensive Voter Q&A from the Secretary of State regarding November 8th election
Grosse Pointe School Board
This will also be shown on Comcast Channel 20 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.
A YES vote for the RTA proposal will benefit residents, communities and businesses by connecting Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties; increasing independence for seniors and people with disabilities; connecting people to work; and boosting economic development. Currently, 92 percent of jobs in the region can't be reached within 60 minutes using existing transit. Every $1 invested in regional transit returns about $4 in economic benefits, thus increasing economic growth. Reliable, connected regional transit will ensure frequent, seamless service throughout Southeast Michigan for the first time. Our region will achieve all of that with a 1.2 mil property tax that will cost the average household $96 per year.
For more information, visit: rtamichigan.org, and vote "yes" on November 8.
Local LWV Presidents:
Nancy Schewe, Ann Arbor Area
Betsy Cushman, Dearborn/Dearborn Heights
Suzanne Cleage, Detroit State Unit
Tom Wells, Grosse Pointe
Angela Ryan, Northwest Wayne County
Jerry Burden, Oakland Area
Pamela Brady, Troy Area
Michigan Court of Appeals-District1
To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find their polling place; check voting hours; and read tips about voting in Michigan.
Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process and election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource now available.
For additional information & voter guides, you can go to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues"
3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications
Campaign Finance Disclosures Under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, Public Act 388 of 1976, the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) receives campaign finance disclosure statements from the committees of all individuals who are candidates for state-level offices and all judicial offices.
We'll post the link here as they're offered.
This requirement does not apply if you: (1) personally hand deliver this form to your county, city or township clerk's office instead of mailing the form, (2) are 60 years of age or older, (3) are disabled, or (4) are eligible to vote under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Other possible solutions:
1. Vote in the August 2 primary and satisfy the "First Time Voter" requirement. (Besides, state and local elections are just as important!)
Per Michigan's SOS site:
"Voting in person on one governmental level clears the restriction on the other levels. For example, if a voter subject to the restriction votes in person at a school election, the voter would be free to obtain an absentee ballot for the first state election in which he or she wishes to participate"
2. Apply for your Absentee Voter Ballot in person with your City Clerk
Per Michigan's SOS FAQ page:
QUES: I must vote in person, because I registered to vote by mail and have not voted in Michigan before. Is there a way I can vote absentee?
ANS: If you are subject to the "voting in person" requirement and have a need for an absent voter ballot, you can satisfy the requirement by requesting an absent voter ballot in person from the clerk of the city or township where you are registered to vote by the day preceding the election.
The deadline to register to vote is 30 days before the election:
July 5: Last day to register for Aug 2 primary
Oct 11: Last day to register for the Nov 8 election
For full, official, & complete details from the Secretary of State, print out the SOS pamphlet, Michigan Votes: Make Your Voice Heard: Your Guide to Registering and Voting in Michigan
Already registered but want to make sure everything's up-to-date?
Check the status of your registration here
City of Grosse Pointe election information
Grosse Pointe Public Schools
Wayne County elections page
Thanks to the GPPS for their help with the production and presentation of this video