Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to elect a new President of the United States, choosing between Democrat Barack Obama, with running mate Joe Biden, and Republican John McCain, with running mate Sarah Palin.
Michigan voters also will be asked to vote on two ballot proposals. Proposal 1 is a legislative initiative to permit the use and cultivation of marijuana for specified medical conditions. Proposal 2 would amend the state constitution to address human embryo and human embryonic stem cell research in Michigan.
Area voters also will choose who will represent them in the 7th District as a U.S. Congressman, opting for either incumbent Timothy Walberg, (R-Tipton), or Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek). U.S. Senator Carl Levin, an incumbent, will face Jack Hoogendyk, Republican, Michael Nikitin, U.S. Taxpayers Party, Harley Mikkelson, Green Party, Scotty Boman, Libertarian Party, and Doug Dern, National Law Party.
State Representative candidates for the 57th District are Republican Emma L. Jenkins, of Clayton, and incumbent, Dudley Spade, a Democrat from Tipton. Jonathan L. Poer is running uncontested as Prosecuting Attorney.
Sheriff candidates are Gail Dotson, Democrat, from Tecumseh, and Jack Welsh, Republican, from Adrian. Running unopposed for county office are County Clerk Roxann Holloway, County Treasurer, Marilyn J. Woods, and Register of Deeds, Vicki J. Daniels.
There is a race for Road Commissioner between Donald Isley, Republican, Blissfield and Dale Schug, an Independent from Adrian. Running unopposed for Drain Commissioner is Stephen R. May, and Surveyor, Glenn E. Richard.