LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Tuesday is Election Day for some Michiganders. Residents will be voting to narrow down candidates for the Lansing City Council and Jackson Mayor.
The primary on Aug. 8 will narrow down the At-Large to four candidates and the Ward 1 seat to two.
And turnout for these elections is improving, but could be better says Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum.
“9,000 absentee ballots have been returned, so that’s about 68% of the absentee ballots that have been requested have already been turned in. Turnout is getting better because in Michigan we have afforded voters increased access to the ballot box. But it is still not where it should be. Every election is important, arguably the local elections are even more important,” said Byrum.
You can view the results of the election here.
Here is the full list of candidates for Lansing City Council:
At-Large council members Patricia Spitzley and Carol Wood are not running for reelection.
Council Member At-Large:
- Nicklas Zande
- Jody Washington
- Keshawn Mitchell-Roland
- Farhan Sheikh-Omar
- Tamera Carter
- Missy Lilje
- Trini Lopez Pehlivanoglu
- Olivia Vaden
First Ward Council Member:
- Ryan Kost (Incumbent)
- Michael VandeGuchte
- D. Taft
Third Ward Council Member:
- King Robertson
- Adam Hussain (Incumbent)
The Jackson Mayor race will be narrowed from three candidates to two.
Incumbent Mayor Daniel Mahoney, Jackson City Councilwoman Laura Dwyer Schlecte and John Wilson are all on the ballot.
Voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at their polling place.