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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Editorial: Detroit City Council Vacancy
October 30, 2014 4:47 pm
The Detroit City Council has a major decision to make. This is completely their decision, not the Governor, the Mayor or the Emergency Financial Manager.
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Gov. race is too close to call
October 29, 2014 11:21 pm
With Election Day less than a week away, two of Michigan’s top political races are too close to call. According to a brand new and exclusive WXYZ-TV 7/Detroit Free Press Poll, Democrat Mark Schauer has closed the statistical gap in the campaign for governor.
At 6PM: Latest MI governor & Senate poll results
October 29, 2014 9:55 pm
With less than one week until Election Day, much of Michigan is watching the races for governor and U.S. Senate. At 6 p.m., we plan to release the latest polling numbers in each of those races.
Lansing lawmaker fights to keep donations secret
October 28, 2014 10:39 am
You've probably never heard of Sen. Arlan Meekhof, but you should know what he's trying to hide.
Politics, secret money fuel Supreme Court races
October 28, 2014 12:12 am
From prominent lawyers to former justices, many complain that Michigan's highest court is being tainted by politics.
Will Farmington Hills voters pay more for roads?
October 27, 2014 5:57 pm
On a scale of one to ten, experts put the roads in Farmington Hills at a 4.3 and so city officials are urging voters to approve a new tax to help fix their public streets and roads.
NY and NJ soften policies on forced quarantines
October 27, 2014 6:28 pm
New York and New Jersey have both softened the policies requiring medical workers traveling from West Africa to be isolated in a hospital for 21 days.
Spotlight on Rick Snyder & Mark Schauer
October 26, 2014 12:49 pm
On Sunday, October 26, join us for a Spotlight Special focusing on the race for Michigan governor.
Illegal Pete's restaurant name offends some
October 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Illegal Pete's has been around since 1995 and plans to open a location in Fort Collins, Colorado — but some residents there object to the name.
POLL: Dems support Obama despite negative rating
October 23, 2014 6:16 pm
Although 3 out of 5 Michiganders disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is doing his job, bringing him here to get out the vote doesn’t appear to be a political risk for Democratic candidates.
Editorial: Call to Action: VOTE!!!
October 23, 2014 5:42 pm
Election Day is a little more than a week away. We want to issue a "Call to Action" to every eligible Michigan voter.
POLL: MI voters appear ready to split ballots
October 22, 2014 6:06 pm
Michigan voters appear to be ready to split their ballots and re-elect Republican Governor Rick Snyder and elevate Democratic Congressman Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate.
Sports leagues try to halt betting in New Jersey
October 22, 2014 1:05 pm
The NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA are all trying to put a stop to New Jersey's law allowing gambling on individual sports games.
POLL: Snyder & Schuette increase their leads
October 22, 2014 12:40 am
As Election Day draws closer, Governor Rick Snyder is increasing his lead over challenger Mark Schauer. If the voting took place today, Rick Snyder, the first-term Republican from Ann Arbor, would beat Schauer, a Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area Democrat who served in Congress the Michigan Legislature, by 8 points, 47% to 39%.
No, Obama isn't having another 'Katrina moment'
October 22, 2014 7:20 am
The Ebola situation in the U.S. joins Obamacare, the border crisis and the Gulf oil spill as issues the media has labeled Obama's "Katrina moment."
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