Election preview: Nov. 6, 2018, general election
Collected here are our previews of local races and ballot proposals for the Nov. 6, 2018, general election.
Within each race, candidates are presented in alphabetical order.
Polls for the election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Not sure what's involved with voting? Check out this handy how-to video featuring Allegan County News editor Ryan Lewis and Allegan County Clerk Bob Genetski.
Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls, such as a Michigan driver’s license or identification card.
Those without a photo ID or not carrying one can still vote. To do so, they must sign a brief form stating that they’re not in possession of a photo ID. Their ballots will be included with all others and counted on election day.
Robert Alway, Green
Erwin Haas, Libertarian
Garnet Lewis, Democrat
Aric Nesbitt, Republican
Ron Draayer, Democrat
Jamie Lewis, Libertarian
Steven Johnson, Republican, incumbent
Mark Ludwig, Democrat
Mary Whiteford, Republican, incumbent
Candidates for the seven districts of the Allegan County Board of Commissioners were asked to provide a brief profile of themselves.
They were allowed as many as 300 words to describe themselves, their experience and their goals for office.
The profiles list candidates in each district in alphabetical order.
Not sure which district you're in? Consult this handy map.
Christi Allen, Democrat
Dean Kapenga, Republican, incumbent
Jim Storey, Republican
Kenneth Whitcomb, Democrat
Kathryn Bamberg, Democrat
Max Thiele, Republican
D. Mark DeYoung, Republican
Mike Salisbury, Democrat
Don Doggendorf, Democrat
Tom Jessup, Republican
Gale Dugan, Republican
Benjamin Snape, Democrat
Rick Cain, Republican
Rachel Colingsworth, Democrat
Clerk: Bradley Rudich, Republican vs. William W. Wester Sr., Democrat
Treasurer: Lori Babinski, Republican vs. Jon Helmrich, Democrat
Trustees: Abby Bigford, Democrat vs. Roy McIlwaine, Republican
Trustee: Stacey Aldrich, Democrat vs. Douglas Lane, Republican
Wayland City Mayor (non-partisan)
Don’t see your local community? Check out our roundup up of all the other races and ballot proposals. The story at that link includes information about all of the following:
City of Fennville
Probate Judge Michael Buck
Circuit Judge Roberts Kengis
District Judge William Baillargeon
Myrene Kay Koch, Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney
Allegan District Library
City of the Village of Douglas Council
Village of Hopkins
Village of Martin