Election Day is fast approaching, with absentee ballots already arriving in mailboxes (beginning 45 days prior to in-person voting on November 8). In addition to statewide races — including governor, attorney general and secretary of state — there will be a number of local offices and races that matter as much, if not more, to people in Greater Lansing.
On this year's ballot are members from both branches of the Michigan Legislature (the state House of Representatives and state Senate), two seats on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, county board seats and candidates for local school boards. If you are unsure which legislative or local districts you vote in, especially in light of new maps drawn in 2021, you can enter your home address and obtain a sample ballot when you visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.
Whether you choose to vote absentee or in person, get to know the local issues and candidates affecting Greater Lansing before you vote, with candidate responses (in their own words) linked below.
STATE LEGISLATIVE RACES
INGHAM COUNTY TREASURER & BOARD SEATS
EATON COUNTY BOARD SEATS
Eaton County Board District 1 | Barnes (R) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 3 | Augustine (D) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 4 | Haskell (D) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 6 | Youngquist (D) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 8 | Brehler (D) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 9 | Droscha (R) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 11 | Hansen (R) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 13 | Mott (R) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 14 | Holmes (R) is unchallenged
Eaton County Board District 15 | Rogers (R) is unchallenged
Note: Links that are missing will be added if/as candidates respond.
LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS & MSU TRUSTEES
STATEWIDE BALLOT PROPOSALS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are polls open? Polls are open on Election Day, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. As long as you are in line to vote by 8 p.m. you will be permitted to cast your ballot.
Is it true I can register the day of the election? Yes, you may register in person on Nov. 8 until 8 p.m. however it must be at your local clerk's office and not at an individual's polling place.
What will my ballot look like? Voters may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to view a sample of their ballot, verify voter registration information and track the status of absentee ballots.
EARLY VOTING: How to vote early as an absentee in Michigan
This story was assembled from FAQ and email questionnaires managed by LSJ news assistants Jayne Higo, Veronica Bolanos and Jack Moreland. Contact us at LSJ-EAs@lsj.com or 517.377.1112.
This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: Michigan general election 2022: What to know in Greater Lansing