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Democracy is not a Spectator Sport!

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.

Upcoming Elections

There are two elections in Troy in 2015. LWV will offer as much nonpartisan information as possible in various forms: online, hardcopy, VOTE411, Voter Guides, and candidate/informational nights, to help the voter make informed decisions in these elections.

The election dates are as follows:
Special State Election: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
City General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Special State election will determine the disposition of the statewide sales/gas tax and its accompanying laws. A nonpartisan,informational meeting will be held by the LWV TA at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. No reservations are necessary. And the event is free.

You may wish to view more information on the contents of the ballot:

"May 5 State Ballot Proposal: What Is It; What Would It Do?" May 5 Ballot Proposal wording

and

a slide presentation (in PDF form) providing information on the ballot proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution and on new laws that will be triggered if the amendment is approved by the voters. The presentation includes information on how state revenue would be increased, how it would be spent, pros and cons of passing the legislation, and lists of those who are for and against the legislation." May 5 Ballot Proposal slideshow

The November City General Election will determine the disposition of Troy Mayor and 4 of the 7 Troy City Council members whose terms expire November 2015: Mayor: Dane Slater; Council: Jim Campbell, Dave Henderson, Doug Tietz, Steve Gottlieb. Look for our candidate information and our candidate's forum coming in the fall. There may be more on the ballot but that has not been determined at this time.

You can't vote if you are not registered. If you are unsure, you can check with the Troy city clerk's office at 248.524.3316.

REMEMBER: DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT!

US Congressional -- District 11
State Senate -- District 13
State Representative -- District 41
Oakland County Commissioners-Districts 11, 16, 20