Election 2017

2017 is an election year, including the choice of a new mayor in Lansing. WKAR's coverage is compiled here, including conversations with city council candidates in Lansing and other elections in mid-Michigan this year.

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In East Lansing, voters rejected a proposal to create a new income tax on Tuesday. The income tax would have cost residents one-percent of their income, much of which was to be offset for homeowners by the passage of a property tax cut on the ballot.

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has survived a recall attempt with over 54-percent of the city's voters electing to keep her as Mayor. 

Front of Lansing City Hall building

It’s election day in Lansing, where voters will choose a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. The race to replace Virg Bernero as mayor in Lansing comes to a head today, with state Representative Andy Schor and city council at-large member Judi Brown Clarke hoping to win the top job.

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Absentee ballots are still coming in in Lansing, where voters will choose a new mayor and four city council members Tuesday.

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WKAR File Photo

Nearly half of local officials in Michigan's large municipalities report struggling to find enough people with the necessary skills to work at the polls on Election Day.