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Voter Information

Welcome to Vote411, a comprehensive source of election information, developed by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF).

Nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot proposals for the 2014 local and general elections

State-specific voter registration requirements, election dates, and local polling addresses are also available on the site. You can also print out a Voter Registration application from the site.

To find your information, select Michigan as the state on the tab titled "On Your Ballot," and click on "GO." Enter the street, city and zip code in the "Personalized Ballot" box then follow the cues.

A local Voter Guide for the November election for the Midland Area will be available in mid-October.

Local Candidates' Forums

Meet the candidates for Michigan House of Representatives and for the two contested Midland County Commissioners' Districts. The Midland League of Women Voters will hold a forum on Monday, October 3 at 7pm in Midland City Hall Council Chambers. A live audience is welcome. The forum will be broadcast live on Charter Channel 189 and rebroadcast on channel 191 until the election.

The Program Order will be:

7:00 p.m. - 98th District Michigan House: Gary Glenn & Geoff Malicoat

7:30 p.m. - Midland County Commissioner District 1: Jeannette Snyder & Connie Methner

8:00 p.m. - Midland County Commissioner District 4: Gaye Terwillegar & Eric Anders

Midland Public SchoolBoard and Midland County Educational Services Agency Forums

Meet the school board candidates. Two school board candidate forums will be held for the November 2016 election. There are eight candidates competing for the Midland Public School Board of Education and four candidates running for the Midland County Educational Services Agency Board. The Midland Public School (MPS) Board Candidates' Forum is Tuesday October 11 in the board room of the Midland Public Schools Administration Building at 600 E. Carpenter, in Midland. The one-hour live telecast will begin at 7:00 pm. Eight residents of the MPS District have stepped forward to run for the four openings. The four incumbent candidates are Lynn M. Baker, Yvonne Gorton, Scott McFarland, and Gerald L. Wasserman. The four new candidates are Brad Donald Blasy, Mary Fredell, Michael Knoff, and Kurt Yockey.

The Midland County Educational Services Agency (MCESA) Board Candidates' Forum is Wednesday, October 19, also to be held in the MPS Administration Building with a live telecast at 7:00 pm. Four candidates are competing for two seats. Annmarie F. Hawkins is running as an incumbent. The other 3 candidates are Rhonda Henning, Nancy J. Royster, and Jeffrey J. Wagner. The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Midland Area and the Midland branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will co-sponsor the two forums. Mary Franek, president of AAUW will serve as moderator for the MPS forum. Jodi Gardner will serve as moderator for MCESA forum.

The forums will be televised live on MPS-TV 98. The programs will also be available online at MPS website: YouTube website: The forums will provide an opportunity to learn the candidates' philosophies and reasons for running in the November 8 election. The public is invited to attend.