ClickOnDetroit's guide to the 2018 Michigan General Election

Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6

ClickOnDetroit will be your resource for the 2018 Michigan General Election. 

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

  • Polls open at 7 a.m. ET and close at 8 p.m. ET on election day. 
    • If you are in line before 8 p.m., you will be allowed to enter the polling station and cast your ballot. 
  • Voter turnout is expected to be high this year, so you're wise to get to the polls as early in the day as possible. 
  • Follow live coverage throughout the day right here

If you are registered to vote and are planning to vote on election day, here's everything you need to know

Quick voter links:

Re-watch these debates if you can before the election: 

  • June 28, 2018: Republican candidates for Michigan governor debate in Detroit -- watch here
  • July 19, 2018: Democratic candidates for Michigan governor debate in Detroit -- watch here
  • Aug. 2, 2018: Michigan's 13th Congressional district Democratic debate -- watch here
  • Oct. 11, 2018: Whitmer, Schuette debate in West Michigan -- watch here
  • Oct. 13, 2018: Debating Proposal 2 and the 'Kavanaugh effect' in midterm elections -- watch here
  • Oct. 15, 2018: Michigan Senate candidates Stabenow, James debate -- watch here
  • Oct. 24, 2018: Gubernatorial candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer debate in Detroit -- watch here

 Major statewide races, issues 

Governor's race

Here are the candidates for Michigan governor: 

  • Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)
  • Bill Schuette (Republican)
  • Keith Butkovich (Natural Law)
  • Bill Gelineau (Libertarian)
  • Jennifer Kurland (Green)
  • Todd Schleiger (Constitution)

WATCH: Meet Michigan governor candidates Schleiger, Kurland, Butkovich

U.S. Senate race

Here are the candidates for Michigan's U.S. Senate seat:

  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Democrat, incumbent)
  • John James (Republican)
  • George Huffman (Constitution)
  • Marcia Squier (Green)
  • John Wilhelm (Natural Law)

 Proposals 1, 2, 3 

1 -- Proposal to legalize recreational marijuana

Voters will be asked if they want to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers. 

View the official ballot language for this proposal -- Proposal 18-1 -- right here

2 -- Anti-gerrymandering proposal

Voters will be asked if they want to to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority
to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.

View the official ballot language for this proposal -- Proposal 18-2 -- right here.

3 -- Automatic voter registration proposal

Voters will be asked if they want to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and postelection audits to the Michigan Constitution. 

View the official ballot language for this proposal -- Proposal 18-3 -- right here.

Michigan Attorney General

Here are the candidates for Michigan Attorney General: 

  • Dana Nessel (Democrat)
  • Tom Leonard (Republican)
  • Lisa Gioia (Libertarian) 
  • Gerald Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers)
  • Chris Graveline (Independent) 

Michigan Secretary of State

Here are the candidates for Michigan Secretary of State: 

  • Jocelyn Benson (Democrat)
  • Mary Lang (Republican)
  • Gregory Stempfle (Libertarian)
  • Robert Gale (U.S. Taxpayers)

Michigan Supreme Court

Here are the candidates for Michigan Supreme Court:

  • Samuel Bagenstos
  • Megan Cavanagh 
  • Elizabeth Clement (Incumbent)
  • Doug Dern 
  • Kerry Morgan 
  • Kurtis Wilder (Incumbent)

The rest of the races across Michigan

We compiled the full list of who is running in races across the state here -- click here.  

HELP: Do you know what Michigan Senate and House districts you live in? Find out here.

 The Election Results 

On the night of the election (Nov. 6), ClickOnDetroit will have live coverage as results come into the newsroom. The results will be updated in real time on the website -- you'll find them all right here -- at ClickOnDetroit.com/electionresults.

We'll also have all the latest election news here: ClickOnDetroit.com/politics/michigan/elections

Moreover, there is a special page dedicated to the 2018 Michigan General Election here

**EDITOR'S NOTE: Any results you see in the weeks and days leading up to the election are TEST RESULTS.

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