LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - For the first time in twelve years, Lansing will have a new mayor. Voters are deciding between Andy Schor or Judi Brown Clarke. So far, Andy Schor is leading in the race. You can get the latest results by checking them out on our website at wilx.com.
In Jackson, Councilman Derek Dobies took on incumbent Bill Jors. Jors was elected in 2015, but Dobies unseated him and won the race for Jackson Mayor.
Mayoral races in Eaton County communities tonight as well. In Grand Ledge, Kalmin Smith is up against Michael Coll. And in Eaton Rapids, Mayor Steven Platte fights to keep ex-Eaton Rapids Police Chief Paul Malewski from taking his seat.
There is complete coverage here on WILX.com on the mayoral and city council candidates, and the proposals.
To view a sample ballot: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/
Michigan does have a voter identification requirement at the polls. Voters are asked to present an acceptable photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. However, voters who do not have ID can still vote. They will have to sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of a photo ID, and they are who they say they are.
Other acceptable forms of ID for voting:
Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state.
Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
Military identification card with photo.
Student identification with photo – from a high school or an accredited institution of higher
Tribal identification card with photo.