The Races, The Candidates

WXYZ has created this specialized elections website to offer news and information on local candidates, races and ballots.

Candidates are invited to answer questions related to local political races. Readers can compare answers between candidates, discuss with other readers and submit their own questions for local political races.

Getting started is simple. Use The Races tab to browse through current and past races. Click The Candidates tab to view candidate specific information and answers.

Latest Local Election News

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  • POLL: Charter schools: Yes! Regulate: Yes! Open in new window
    August 31, 2014 7:00 am

    The average voter in Michigan believes students perform better in charter schools but want the state to regulate them in the same way they do traditional public schools.  That's the finding of a brand new EPIC MRA poll released exclusively to WXYZ-TV 7, the Detroit Free Press and our statewide media polling partners in Lansing, Flint and Grand Rapids. 

  • POLL: Peters leads Senate race, Land closing gap Open in new window
    August 28, 2014 9:59 pm

    The race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Carl Levin remains close with Congressman Gary Peters holding onto his lead over former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.

  • POLL: Schauer takes lead in race for MI governor Open in new window
    August 27, 2014 9:39 pm

    If the election for Michigan governor were held today, the race would be too close to call.

  • Why 2014 is not the year of the woman Open in new window
    August 21, 2014 5:05 pm

    Don't expect to see an overwhelming influx of female faces following the midterm elections this year. In fact the way the primaries are going, don't put your money on seeing more than just a few.

  • Democrats hold unity breakfast Open in new window
    August 6, 2014 2:40 pm

    An annual tradition was held yet again today as Democrats from across metropolitan Detroit descended upon the Wayne State University campus.

  • Voters renew Detroit Public Library millage Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 11:14 pm

    In Detroit, voters chose to renew a 10-year Public Library millage.

  • Michigan voters approve Prop 1 Open in new window
    August 6, 2014 12:11 am

    Michigan voters have approved a ballot measure to end a state tax on manufacturing and small business equipment.

  • Debbie Dingell wins Democratic primary race Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 10:08 pm

    The wife of longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell has won the Democratic primary for the 12th Congressional District.

  • Hazel Park, Oak Park decriminalize marijuana Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 9:56 pm

    Two more communities in our area have voted to decriminalize marijuana.

  • VIDEO: Mark Schauer on primary election Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 9:21 pm

    Democratic candidate for Governor Mark Schauer has been hammering Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during the primary season.

  • David Trott defeats Rep. Bentivolio in primary Open in new window
    August 6, 2014 12:12 am

    Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio was defeated Tuesday by lawyer and businessman David Trott in suburban Detroit's 11th Congressional District primary.

  • VIDEO: Patterson on primary elections Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 9:10 pm

    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appeared on our election night webcast to talk about the primary election.

  • VIDEO: Congressman John Conyers on primary Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 8:57 pm

    Congressman John Conyers had to battle just to get on the primary election ballot, but on primary night he was upbeat about his chances to head into the general election has his party's candidate in the 13th Congressional District.

  • VIDEO: Debbie Dingell on primary race Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 8:37 pm

    With the retirement of John Dingell, the race to replace him as the Congressman from Michigan's 12th District is wide open.

  • VIDEO: Mark Hackel on primary election races Open in new window
    August 5, 2014 8:28 pm

    Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says he will work with whoever is elected Wayne County Executive.

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