The 2022 midterm election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and voters will choose who will represent them in federal, state and local government. There will also be three proposals that voters statewide will consider.
To see what will be on your ballot, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center. There you can search for your ballot in two ways:
The second link will also provide information regarding where to go to vote if you don’t know your polling location. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm on election day.
If you are 18 years old and not yet registered to vote, you can still register up to and on election day. However, this close to the election, you cannot register online. Visit your local city or township office to register in person.
During the midterm election, Michigan voters will decide who will represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives, commonly called Congress. U.S. Senate seats for Michigan are not up for reelection this year.
The Lowell area falls into the newly create District 2, and there are three candidates on the ballot. You can read more about them here:
Michigan voters statewide will elect people to the following positions:
- Governor/Lt. Governor
- Attorney General
- Secretary of State
- State Board of Education
- University of Michigan Board of Regents
- Michigan State University Board of Trustees
- Wayne State University Board of Governors
Ballotpedia offers comprehensive information about each candidate. Visit their state executive official election page for a list of all candidates. Click on each person’s name to read their biography, and in the box on the right, you’ll find links to their website and social media pages.
There are also three proposals on the ballot, and you can read the text of each one on the Michigan Department of State website. Bridge Magazine also has a plain English explanation of each proposal as well as an overview of what supporters and opponents say. You can review this information at the following links:
Michigan voters will also vote for State Senators and State Representatives. Lowell-area races are highlighted below:
There are two local races on the ballot. The first is for county commissioner, and you can see local candidates here:
The second is for the school board. There are eight names on the ballot for three seats on the Board of Education for Lowell Area Schools. You can read profiles of each candidate at the following links:
- Jared Blough
- Jessica Curtis
- Jennifer Dougherty
- Chris German
- Kyle Hoff
- Parker Liu
- Pat Nugent
- Calvin Vander Boon (Note: Although Mr. Vander Boon’s name will appear on the ballot, he has informed us he is withdrawing his candidacy.)
To learn candidate views on various issues, read these Q&As:
- Top Priorities for the District
- District’s Biggest Strengths and Challenges
- CRT and SEL
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- ESSER Funds
- Books in School Libraries
- Seeking Outside Agency Assistance
- Role of School Board and Parents/Guardians
The final item for voters in the Lowell Area Schools district to consider is the reauthorization of a non-homestead property tax millage. You can read an FAQ prepared by the district at the following link:
Lowell’s First Look has received several election-related letters from readers in recent weeks, and if you would like to see what your neighbors have to say, you can read those on our Letters to the Editor page.