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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New political spy games hit Michigan campaigns
July 31, 2014 11:43 am
7 Action News Investigator Jim Kiertzner looks at the new political spy game: using recording devices -- like video cameras hidden in eyeglasses -- to spy on political opponents.
Voters to decide fate of Detroit Public Library
July 24, 2014 12:51 pm
Detroit voters will decide the fate of the Detroit Public Library on the August 5 primary ballot.
GOP Race: Bishop leads McMillin in 8th district
July 22, 2014 7:19 pm
For the first time in many years, retiring Congressman Mike Bishop won’t be on the August 5 primary ballot. But in the Republican primary race to fill his seat for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, former State Senator Mike Bishop has a comfortable lead.
Protection for gay, transgender workers
July 21, 2014 11:52 am
President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."
POLL: Close MI gov. race for Snyder & Schauer
July 17, 2014 11:41 pm
The Michigan Primary election is just a little more than two weeks away and the race for governor has tightened up considerably.
No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'Daily Show'
July 16, 2014 10:39 am
Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president.
Trott, Clarke lead key races for Congress
July 16, 2014 5:13 am
Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio may be on his way out of the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrat Hansen Clarke may be on his way back. That’s the results of an exclusive new WXYZ/Detroit Free Press Poll.
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