Voters in Greater Lansing went to the polls Tuesday for the November general election.
According to unofficial results, this is what happened across the region.
The city of East Lansing presented three separate ballot propositions.
Voters rejected a proposal to change the start date of City Council terms from the Tuesday following an election to the first Tuesday in January following an election, by 1,102 votes to 873.
A proposal to increase the city council from five to seven members passed by 1,058 votes to 938.
A proposal to implement ranked-choice voting, a system that asks voters to rank their choices in a given race, rather than simply voting for a single candidate, passed by a vote of 1,145 to 847.
Eight people were running for three four-year seats on the East Lansing Council. The three seats went to Kerry Ebersole Singh with 1,215 votes, Daniel Bollman with 916 votes and Erik Altmann with 776 votes. Mark Meadows received 708 votes; Noël Garcia Jr., 634 votes; Joshua Ramirez-Roberts, 425 votes; Christopher Wardell, 358 votes; and Rebecca Kasen, 343 votes.
Updated at 11:39 p.m. ET on November 7, 2023
In the city of Lansing, candidates were vying for seats in three separate municipal elections.
Four candidates were vying for two individual four-year seats. Tamera Carter and Trini Lopez Pehlivanoglu were elected to these seats with 8,663 and 8,423 votes, respectively. Jody Washington received 6,147 votes and Missy Lilje 2,050.
In the 1st District, incumbents Ryan Kost and Michael VandeGuchte were seeking a single four-year term. Kost retained his seat by 2,463 votes to 744.
In the 3rd arrondissement, outgoing President Adam Hussain and King Roberton were seeking a single four-year term. Hussain retained his seat by 2,345 votes to 801.
A revision to Lansing’s city charter passed by a vote of 7,208 to 6,762.
Updated at 11:56 p.m. ET on November 7, 2023
Leslie voters faced seven propositions on Tuesday’s ballot.
A proposal to amend the city’s nondiscrimination charter section to require certain actions and expand those protected passed, 143-12.
A proposal to amend the city charter to change the deadline for the City Council to file petitions passed, 133-22.
A charter amendment on filling council vacancies passed, 98-54.
A proposal to amend the charter removing the requirement for the city attorney to draft ordinances and amendments, and only requiring them to review them, passed 121-31.
A proposal to amend the charter referring to meetings for which a budget must be revised was adopted, 144-11.
A charter amendment detailing when and where city council meetings must be posted passed, 142-12.
Voters elected three people who ran unopposed to four-year terms on the council. Collin Baker and Brandon Hunter and John Sharik, write-ins, were all elected. Baker received 118 votes,
Eagle Township Supervisor Recalled
Updated at 10:12 p.m. ET on November 7, 2023
In Eagle Township, voters recalled Supervisor Patti Jo Schafer and chose to replace her with Troy Stroud.
Stroud received 741 votes, while Schafer received 256.
A third candidate, Charles Truesdell, received 28 votes.
Eaton County Races
Bellevue Community Schools
Updated at 11:25 p.m. ET on November 7, 2023
In the Bellevue Community Schools district, a proposal to renew the operational millage passed by a vote of 347 to 190. The proposal will authorize the millage at a rate of 19.9907 mills from 2024 to 2032. State law limits operating millages to 18 mills, but the higher rate would have allowed the district to maintain the maximum amount as Headlee’s tax limitation law slowly increased the rate. back. The millage is expected to raise about $603,000 in the first year.
Updated at 10:05 p.m. ET on November 7, 2023
In the city of Charlotte, Tim Lewis defeated Branden Dyer for a five-year term as mayor by 862 votes to 567.
Michael Duweck won a five-year term unopposed for an at-large seat with 1,049 votes.
Jeffrey Christensen won an unopposed partial term for Charlotte City Council, District 1, ending November 2026, with 490 votes.
Curt Scott won an unopposed five-year term on Charlotte City Council, District 1, with 480 votes.
In District 2, no candidate ran for a full five-year term. A partial term ending in November 2026 was won by Kevin Fullerton with 458 votes, defeating Mikaela Bliven, who received 311 votes.
In the city of Eaton Rapids, Dale Erion and Deb Malewski both ran for four-year terms in District 1, with Malewski winning 127-42.
In District 2, no candidates ran.
In District 3, William Steele won a four-year term unopposed with 182 votes.
In Olivet, Laura Barlond-Maas went unopposed for a two-year mayoral term and received 82 votes.
Three people were elected (unopposed) to four-year terms, including Joseph Davis with 76 votes, Joe Hoffdahl with 76, and Donald Walker with 74 votes.
In Potterville, seven people were vying for four five-year seats on the council. From the greatest number of votes to the least; Bob Nichols, Dawn Sweeney, Zachary Connor and Hannah Myers-Southerly.
Libby Ranshaw was elected to a partial two-year term as a Potterville Town Council member unopposed and received 217 votes.
Polling stations are now closed
Updated at 8 p.m. ET on November 7, 2023
It is 8 p.m. and the polling stations are now closed. This is also the deadline to return an absentee ballot by mailbox or to your local clerk. Remember, if you were in line before or at 8 p.m., stay in line as anyone in line at 8 p.m. must be allowed to vote.
Check back for updates as results come in.