Voter's guide: Flint mayoral recall highlights Nov. 7 ballot

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (11/06/2017) - The leadership in several Mid-Michigan municipalities -- including the Flint mayor's office -- will be up for grabs at the polls on Tuesday.

Eighteen candidates are vying to be the Flint mayor for the next two years. Karen Weaver was elected in 2015 and targeted in a recall effort this year related to her dealings with a garbage hauling contract.

Weaver is on the ballot to complete her four-year term. Longtime Flint City Councilman Scott Kincaid is among the 17 people vying to take her place for the next two years.

Whoever gets the most votes will win the position outright and serve a two-year term expiring in 2019. According to Flint's city charter, Weaver would have to vacate her office by Nov. 13 if she does not win.

In addition to the mayoral election, all nine positions on the Flint City Council will be on the ballot. Eight of the city's wards have contested council races -- the lone exception being Ward 9, where Kincaid withdrew to run for mayor.

Other races

Bay City Council seats representing the odd-numbered wards. However, only wards 1, 3 and 5 have contested races. Voters will also decide whether to reopen the city charter for amendments.

Six people are running for three four-year terms on the Burton City Council and two people are running for one partial two-year term.

Five people are running for three four-year terms on the Fenton City Council.

Five people are running for four full four-year terms on the Clio City Council.

Six people are running for four full four-year terms on the Gladwin City Council and the mayor's seat also is up for grabs.

Six people are running for two four-year terms on the Mount Pleasant City Council.

There are also 39 ballot questions for millages, bond proposals and other initiatives around Mid-Michigan. See ab12.com/elections for a full list of races.

Voter information

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If there is a line when the polls close, you only have to be in line at 8 p.m. to cast a ballot. The polls will remain open until everyone in line at 8 p.m. has voted.

To find out where you should vote, go to Michigan.gov/Vote.

You will be asked to provide identification before you receive a ballot. However, you will be allowed to fill out an affidavit stating you don't have ID available and still receive a ballot.

Watch the results stream in after 8 p.m. Tuesday at abc12.com and on ABC12 News at 11:00.



 
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