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Voter Guides for the November 8, 2016 General Election

Voter Guides

Voter Guides for the November 8, 2016 General Election are now available Printed Voter Guides are now available at libraries & municipal offices while supplies last.

Click here for a 2.4MB PDF of the 76-page printed voter guide covering races in Oakland County. Or scroll down to access only races you are interested in.

Click on REFRESH to assure latest version of this page. The office name will be blue and underlined when a guide is available.

There are three sections on the ballot:


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 selection each office individually and not selecting a party.

Political Parties on the ballot:
    U.S. Taxpayers
    Natural Law
    Working Class

U.S. President/Vice President

U. S. Representative Districts in Oakland County:

     8      9     11     14

State Representative Districts in Oakland County:

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

State Board of Education

University of Michigan Regents

Michigan State University Trustees

Wayne State University Governors

Oakland County Officers - Countywide Races:

   Executive    Prosecuting Attorney
   Sheriff    Clerk/Register of Deeds
   Treasurer    Water Resources Commissioner

Oakland County Commissioner Districts:

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

Townships: (Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustees & some Park Commissions & nonpartisan Library Boards)

Addison      Bloomfield
Brandon      Commerce
Groveland      Highland
Holly      Independence
Lyon      Milford
Novi      Oakland
Orion      Oxford
Rose      Royal Oak
Southfield      Springfield
Waterford      West Bloomfield
White Lake



Justice of Supreme Court - One 8-year term
Justice of Supreme Court - partial term ending January 1, 2019
Judge of Court of Appeals - 2nd District - Countywide

Judge of Circuit Court - 6th Circuit - Countywide
Judge of Probate Court - Countywide
Judge of District Court - 35th District
     Includes: Oakland County portion of City of Northville
Judge of District Court - 43rd District
     Includes Cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park & Madison Heights
Judge of District Court - 46th District
     Includes: Cities of Lathrup Village & Southfield;
     Southfield Township; Villages of Beverly Hills,
     Bingham Farms, & Franklin
Judge of District Court - 47th District
     Includes Cities of Farmington & Farmington Hills
Judge of District Court - 48th District
     Includes Townships of Bloomfield & West Bloomfield;
     Cities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor,
     Orchard Lake Village & Sylvan Lake
Judge of District Court - 50th District
     Includes City of Pontiac
Judge of District Court - 51st District
     Includes Waterford Township
Judge of District Court - 52nd District, 1st Division
     Includes Cities of Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake & Wixom,
     Townships of Commerce, Highland, Lyon, Milford & Novi,
     Villages of Milford & Wolverine Lake
Judge of District Court - 52nd District, 2nd Division
     Includes Cities of Clarkston & Oakland Co. portion of Fenton,
     Townships of Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Independence, Rose, Springfield & White Lake,
     Villages of Holly & Ortonville
Judge of District Court - 52nd District, 3rd Division
     Includes Cities of Auburn Hills, Lake Angelus, Rochester & Rochester Hills,
     Townships of Addison, Oakland, Orion & Oxford,
     Villages of Lake Orion, Leonard & Oxford
Judge of District Court - 52nd District, 4th Division
     Includes Cities of Clawson & Troy

For more information about judicial candidates,
visit the Oakland County Bar Association's web site
for links to additional questionnaires and videos of
candidate forums for above races.

Community College

Oakland Community College Trustees


Keego Harbor
Orchard Lake Village
Sylvan Lake


Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Lake Orion
Wolverine Lake

School Districts:

Bloomfield Hills
Hazel Park
Huron Valley
Lake Orion
Oak Park
Royal Oak
South Lyon
Walled Lake
West Bloomfield


County Proposal - Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

City Proposals: [Note: These cities do not have city elections this year, only proposals]
Hazel Park
Royal Oak
Other Proposals are included in their Township, City, Village and School District guides.

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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