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The mid-term elections were held Tuesday in what was expected to be a near record turnout of voters. Below is a rundown of offices up for election. See related stories on how Barry County voters had their say on all of the offices and issues on the ballot.

The voter’s choices for local, state and federal officials who will represent the citizens of Barry County sometimes matched the state and federal offices, sometimes not.

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN OFFICIALS, STATE PROPOSALS, JUDGES: (25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Governor/ Lt. Governor:

Bill Schuette (R)/Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R)…15,573

Gretchen Whitmer (D)/ Garlin Gilchrist II (D)…9,685

 

Attorney General:

Dana Nessel (D)…8,460

Tom Leonard (R)…16,404

 

Secretary of State:

Mary Treder Lang (R)…15,730

Jocelyn Benson (D)…9,804

 

U.S. State Senator:

John James (R)…16,260

(I)Debbie Stabenow (D)…9,857

 

3rd Cong. District:

(I) Justin Amash (R)… 16,260

Cathy Albro (D)…8,730

 

87th District State Rep:

 (I) Julie Calley (R)…17,369

Shawn Winters (D)…8,582

 

19th State Senate:

John Bizon (R)… 16,036

Jason Noble (D)…9,016

 

BARRY COUNTY JUDGES: (25 of 25 precincts reporting)

District Judge Michael Schipper…20,517

Probate Judge William Doherty…20,925

 

PROPOSALS:  (25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Proposal 1: A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers:  yes…13.593   no…13,205

 

Proposal 2: A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years: yes…13,871  no…12,488

 

Proposal 3: A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and postelection audits to the Michigan Constitution: yes…15,335  no…11.155.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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