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November 4, 2014 General Election

Look below for Voter Guides for individual races. OR use this Voter Guide covering all races in Oakland County. This is a large file containing 80 pages of information.

VOTER GUIDES for the November 4, 2014 General Election for all elections are available. If a community or district name is underlined, the guide is available.

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There are 3 sections on the ballot in this election:


Voters may vote a Straight Ticket for all candidates of one political party
OR a Split Ticket by overriding their Straight Ticket choice for any office
OR a Mixed Ticket by selecting each office individually and not selecting a party.

Political Parties on ballot:
        Natural Law
        U.S. Taxpayers (Constitution Party nationally)

Michigan Governor

Michigan Secretary of State

Michigan Attorney General

U. S. Senator

U. S. Representative

Find your district
     8     9     11     14

State Senator

Find your district
     12     13     14     15

State Representative

Find your district
     26     27     29     35     37     38     39
     40     41     43     44     45     46     51

State Board of Education - 2 seats

University of Michigan Board of Regents 2 seats

Michigan State University Board of Trustees - 2 seats

Wayne State University Board of Governors - 2 seats

Oakland County Commissioner

Find your district
     1      2      3      4      5
     6      7      8      9      10
     11    12    13    14    15
     16    17    18    19    20

Township Offices in Oakland County:

     Commerce - Township Clerk
     Holly - 1 Township Trustee
     Lyon - 1 Township Trustee
     Oakland - 2 Township Trustees


Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court - Full Term

Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court - Partial Term

Judge of the Court of Appeals, 2nd District - 2 seats

Judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court (6th Circuit) - 7 seats for 6 year terms + 1 seat for 8 year term

Judge of the Oakland County Probate Court - 1 seat

District Court Judges in Oakland County:

#35 - Includes City of Northville and portions of Wayne County
#43 - Includes Cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park & Madison Hts.
#44 - Includes City of Royal Oak
#45A - Includes City of Berkley
#46 - Includes Cities of Lathrup Village & Southfield; Southfield Twp; Villages of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farm & Franklin
#47 - Includes Cities of Farmington & Farmington Hills
#48 - Includes Cities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake & Sylvan Lake; Bloomfield Twp & West Bloomfield Twp
#50 - Includes City of Pontiac
#51 - Includes Waterford Twp.
#52-1 - Includes Cities of Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake & Wixom; Townships of Commerce, Highland, Lyon, Milford & Novi; Villages of Milford & Wolverine Lake
#52-3 - Includes Auburn Hills, Lake Angelus, Rochester, & Rochester Hills; Townships of Addison, Oakland, Orion & Oxford; Villages of Lake Orion, Leonard & Oxford
#52-4 - Includes Cities of Clawson & Troy

For more information about some judicial races, go to the Oakland County Bar Association's web site. You can find videos of some forums and candidates' answers to the OCBA's questionnaire.

Oakland Community College - 2 Trustee seats

City Offices in Oakland County:

Clarkston - 3 Council seats
Keego Harbor - 2 Council seats
Orchard Lake Village - 2 Council seats + 1 Council seat partial term
Sylvan Lake - 1 Council seat

Village Offices in Oakland County:

Beverly Hills - 4 Council seats
Bingham Farms - Council President, 3 Trustees + 2 Trustees for partial term
Frankiln - Clerk, 3 Trustees + 2 Trustees for partial term
Holly - President, 3 Council seats + 1 Council seat for partial term
Lake Orion - 4 Council seats + 1 Council seat for partial term
Leonard - 2 Council seats
Milford - President + 3 Council seats
Ortonville - President + 3 Council seats
Oxford - 3 Council seats for 4 year term + 2 Council seats for partial term
Wolverine Lake - 4 Council seats

Library Boards in Oakland County

         Bloomfield Township
         Village of Franklin
         Holly Township
         Lyon Township
         Northville District Library (Note that this guide was prepared by the LWV Northwest Wayne County and contains many other races. Skip to page 10 & 11 for library proposal & candidates.)
         Salem South Lyon District Library

School Boards in Oakland County

         Berkley School District
         Birmingham Public Schools
         Bloomfield Hills Schools
         Brandon School District
         Clarkston Community Schools
         Clawson Public Schools
         Farmington Public Schools
         Fenton Area Public Schools
         Ferndale Public Schools
         School District of the City of Hazel Park
         Holly Area School District
         Huron Valley Schools
         Lake Orion Community Schools
         The Lamphere Schools
         Madison District Public Schools
         Novi Community School District
         School District of the City of Oak Park
         Oxford Community Schools
         School District of the City of Pontiac
         Rochester Community School District
         Romeo Community Schools
         Royal Oak Schools
         South Lyon Community Schools
         Southfield Public Schools
         Troy Public Schools
         Walled Lake Consolidated School District
         Warren School District
         Waterford School District
         West Bloomfield School District


State Proposals


City Proposals

         Auburn Hills
         Bloomfield Hills
         Farmington Hills
         Huntington Woods
         Pleasant Ridge
         Rochester Hills
         Royal Oak

Township Proposals


Village Proposals


School Proposals

         Lake Orion
         Walled Lake

About LWVOA Voter Guides

The League of Women Voters provides non-partisan information about candidates and proposals. Each candidate is given an opportunity to provide biographical information and to answer a number of questions on issues important to the office being sought.

Candidate responses are included as submitted and have not been edited, except for necessary cutting when replies exceeded the stated word limitations. If the candidate did not reply by the required date for inclusion, the words "Did not reply in time for inclusion" appear after the candidate's name. When a candidate exceeded the word limit, the answer is ended with an ellipsis (....).

The inclusion of these statements and opinions of candidates is solely in the interest of public service and in no way is to be construed as an endorsement by the League of Women Voters. The League takes no responsibility for any of the views or facts stated by the candidates.

Proposals on the ballot also appear in the Voter Guides where appropriate.

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