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Who's Running on Nov. 8?

UPDATE: We've noted the outcomes of each race on the candidate pages. Or check the Washtenaw County elections site for more results.

The Nov. 8 ballot includes local competitive races for the Ann Arbor District Library board, Ann Arbor Public Schools board, Washtenaw Community College trustees and more. There are also candidates for Ann Arbor city council, the Washtenaw County board of commissioners, several countywide positions like the sheriff and prosecuting attorney, and state representatives.

If you're ready to see a SAMPLE BALLOT, click here.

Although this site focuses on Ann Arbor races, we also include information for county, state and (to some extent) national candidates. And our More Voter Resources page provides links to help voters who don't live in Ann Arbor. Check out our Voter Basics page with details about the voting process. 

NOTE: There's some confusion about whether you can vote straight-ticket AND choose individual candidates, including write-ins. The answer is yes – you can vote for a write-in candidate even if you're also voting a straight-ticket (also known as straight-party) ballot. The ballot tabulator will count all of the votes in the partisan section that apply to the straight ticket and will also count your votes for individual candidates, regardless of whether the vote is for a write-in candidate or a candidate with a different political party affiliation.

Finally, don't forget that there are ballot proposals too – and of course, we're here to help. Good luck – GO TEAM DEMOCRACY!!


The Candidates

Click on each category to see all races and candidates for those public offices.

 
Competitive race for Ward 5 City Council

Competitive race for Ward 5 City Council

8 CANDIDATES FOR 3 seats on the School Board

8 CANDIDATES FOR 3 seats on the School Board

8 CANDIDATES FOR 4 seats on the Library Board

8 CANDIDATES FOR 4 seats on the Library Board

 

Competitive races for sheriff and district 9 County commissioner

Competitive races for sheriff and district 9 County commissioner

10 CANDIDATES FOR 2 seats on WCC BOARD

10 CANDIDATES FOR 2 seats on WCC BOARD

CANDIDATES FOR University of Michigan Regents

CANDIDATES FOR University of Michigan Regents

CANDIDATES FOR State Board of Education

CANDIDATES FOR State Board of Education


 
Competitive races in Districts 52, 53 and 55

Competitive races in Districts 52, 53 and 55

Local, Regional & state judicial CANDIDATES

Local, Regional & state judicial CANDIDATES

CANDIDATES FOR U.S. President & Congress

CANDIDATES FOR U.S. President & Congress