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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  • Congress scrutinizes Obama's military strategy Open in new window
    September 16, 2014 9:44 am

    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress.

  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion wait Open in new window
    September 12, 2014 3:01 pm

    There is no exception for cases of rape or incest in the new bill.

  • Dingell hospitalized with abdominal pain Open in new window
    September 8, 2014 1:32 pm

    U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, was hospitalized Monday after experiencing abdominal pain but is "doing well" and is expected to be released in a few days, according to his office.

  • 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.

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