Be a Voter! A Nonpartisan Resource for the August 2, 2022 State Primary Election

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List of candidates has been compiled to the best of our ability. If a candidate’s name or official site is not listed, please contact our webmaster to request a candidate be added upon review. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order - campaign website linked if available

*Indicates incumbent candidate

Michigan Governor

(D) Gretchen Whitmer*


(R) Tudor M. Dixon

(R) Ryan D. Kelley

(R) Ralph Rebandt

(R) Kevin Rinke

(R) Garrett Soldano


U.S. House, District 6

(D) Debbie Dingell*


(R) Hima Kolanagireddy

(R) Whittney Williams


Michigan - State Senate, District 13

(D) Rosemary K. Bayer


(R) Jason Rhines

(R) Brian Williams

Michigan - State House, District 21 - Northville City, Oakland Co.

(D) Kelly Breen


(R) Daniel Lawless

(R) David Staudt


Michigan - State House, District 22 - Northville City, Wayne Co. & Northville Township

(D) Matt Koleszar*


(R) Cathryn Neracher

 Michigan - State House, District 23 - Northville Township


(D) Jason Morgan


(R) Richard L. Sharland


Oakland County Commissioner - 15th District

(D) Gwen Markham


(R) Ross Barranco

(R) Michelle DiNardo


Wayne County Commissioner - 9th District

(D) No candidate


(R) Terry A. Marecki*


Wayne County Executive

(D) Mohammed R. Alam

(D) Warren C. Evans*


(R) Mark Ashley Price


Wayne County Sheriff -  Partial Term 12/31/2024

(D) Walter Epps

(D) Joan Merriewether

(D) Raphael Washington*


(R) No candidate

Other Issues on the Ballot

Northville District Library Millage Renewal

 Shall the Northville District Library’s previously voted millage of 0.200 mills ($0.200 per $1,000 of taxable value), which has been reduced by the required millage rollbacks to 0.18955 mills, be renewed at 0.18955 mills ($0.18955 per $1,000 of taxable value), and levied for ten (10) years, beginning in 2023 and through 2032 inclusive, for general library operating purposes, raising an estimated $524,519.00 in 2023, of which an estimated $11,195.00 will be disbursed to the Northville Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as being collected only from all properties located within the Authority’s district, as required by law?

Wayne County

Proposition J

Jails Millage Renewal

To renew the millage authorized in 2012, shall Wayne County be authorized to continue to levy this millage at the 2021 rollback rate of .9358 mills (about 94 cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation) for ten more years (2022 through 2031) for any of the following authorized uses: To acquire, construct, and/or operate jail, misdemeanant, or juvenile incarceration or detention facilities, and for adult penalty options such as work release, home detention and community restitution; with at least one-tenth of the millage used to acquire, build and operate a juvenile offender work/training institution? This renewal is estimated to generate approximately $45,074,507 in property tax revenue in 2022. – An encyclopedia of American politics that delivers unbiased information to educate and inspire American voters.

Project Vote Smart – A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office. – One-stop shop for everything to be an informed voter, from checking registration to candidate information.

Office of the City of Northville Clerk - Official website for elections in the city of Northville

Office of the Northville Township Clerk - Official website for elections in Northville Township

Office of Oakland County Clerk – Official website for elections in Oakland County

Office of Wayne County Clerk – Official website for elections in Wayne County

State of Michigan Election Information – Secretary of State website, quick and easy way to find candidate filings, general election information, and to verify if you are registered to vote in Michigan.

Federal Voting Assistance Program - Federal voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens. Provides access to election officials and voting assistance officers to help navigate the absentee voting process.

Presidential Election Process - Learn about the Presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions. The Federal Government has developed a glossary of common terms used during election seasons.  Perfect for new voters.

Federal Election Commission - Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.

Michigan Campaign Finance – Searchable database for campaign contributions and spending in the state of Michigan.

Annenberg Political Fact Check - Designed to help voters by “monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.” Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.

Center for Public Integrity - A well-documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 & 2017.

Politifact - A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.

BallotReady – A nonpartisan site that allows you to build your ballot by diving into every candidate and referendum on your ballot including candidate’s backgrounds, stances on issues, and experience. Student Voting Guide – A nonpartisan guide designed for college students. Includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information for each state.

League of Women Voters – A nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. – Pros and Cons of Current Issues – Feeling overwhelmed by all the issues being debated during the 2020 Presidential Election? Start here! is a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that use professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards. 

TurboVote – A tool that makes voting easy by sending text or email messages verifying voter registration status, reminders about important election deadlines, and polling place location. Developed by the nonpartisan group Democracy Works.

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This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Northville District Library.

Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.