The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
November Election Tuesday November 3rd
Ballots must be in the hands of the Clerk on election day November 3rd and the postal service has warned people to mail early. Absentee ballots can be turned in to collection boxes at city hall, the library and the Troy community center for Troy residents only. You may vote early at the Troy city clerks office: https://www.troymi.gov/departments/city_clerk/index.php
For information on the candidates for the November Election look online at VOTE411.org https://www.vote411.org/ or on this web site.
To view the latest candidate forums for the November elections go to http://www.cmntv.org/watch/cmntv-video-on-demand/ and tab down or search for CMNtv Politics 2020
These candidate forums will also be available for viewing on public chanel 18 at the following times (times subject to change):
Voter guides for the November elections have been printed by the LWV Oakland Area and are available at the Troy Public Library (at front enterance) and the Troy City Clerks office. Reservation may needed to be made to pick up a copy depending on the coronavirus restrictions. You can find voter information on online at VOTE411.org https://www.vote411.org/or on this web site here.
There will be 4 proposals on the November ballot
1. Proposal 20-1 A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, ,and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.
2. Proposal 20-2 A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications.
3. Millage Replacement and Increase to Improve, Operate, and Maintain Parks, Open Space Areas, Trails, and Recreation Activities in Oakland County, Michigan
4. City Council Would be Authorized to Levy up to 1.1 Mills for Ten Years for Dedicated Library Funding
More information can be found at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Documents/11032020%20Proposal%...
Stay well in these trying times.
The They Represent You brochure, with listings of all of your government representatives from city council to President, has been updated and is avaible by clicking here
Other On line Candidate Forums
The following is a list of candidate forums that are available for you to view and become more familiar with the people running for office in the upcoming elections:
Oakland County Commisioner https://youtu.be/h6DyuozKAnc
Oakland County (and Troy) fall in the 11th District, Haley Stevens and Eric Esshaki are on the forum, but the Libertarian candidate, Leonard Schwartz, declined to participate. https://youtu.be/HYqhaZwklwA
REMEMBER: DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT! YOU CAN'T VOTE IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED. SEE THE CITY CLERK at 248.524.3316 for more information.
State Senate -- District 13
State Representative -- District 41
Oakland County Commissioners-Districts 11, 16, 20
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