Election Preview

For the citizens of the Adrian community, there is a lot of preparation to be done for this year’s election. While the largest focus of the election is in regards to the governor, there are highly valued proposals on this year’s ballot. 

Access the sample ballot here: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

Democratic candidate, Gretchen Whitmer runs against republican candidate, Tudor Dixon in the gubernatorial election. Whitmer proposes that she will make a positive impact on the roads and bridges in Michigan, create job trainings and opportunities for all the people in the state, and give access to safe and legal abortions- basing her entire campaign around the benefits to Michigan families. Dixon has a similar goal of creating a family-friendly Michigan, while running her pro-life campaign and ensuring that she will protect the second amendment while providing safety in school districts. Dixon also plans to fight against Michigan’s COVID-19 policies, and end the mandates that have been put into place. 

Senior, Luke Kenney, would normally vote through an absentee ballot as a college student. However this year, he has decided not to vote. Kenney said, “I did not vote this year because in my opinion, I am not educated enough on the topics to have an opinion.” 

On the ballot as local school board candidates for Adrian Community Schools, you will find Beth Ferguson, Anna Solis-Gautz, and Christy Mesaros-Winckles, a professor here at Adrian College. Lenawee County also proposes a millage, to add additional tax payments ($0.1889 for every $1,000 taxable dollars) for six years after the election, to provide funding for the Lenawee Medical Care Facility. 

Proposal 22-2 holds a purpose in protecting people’s right to vote and ensuring that the process of counting votes and protecting the choice of the people is done in a clear and fair way. Proposal 22-3 introduces the right to reproductive freedom and covers the protection of abortion rights throughout the state. This will ensure that anyone who chooses to receive birth control services or an abortion, is protected under the state law. 

Brooke Terry, a senior, is planning to vote this year through an absentee ballot. She said, “My biggest concerns on the ballot are proposition 3 and the candidates running for governor.” 

To vote in Adrian, the election will be held in the Merchant’s Building at the Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, where voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are unable to in-person vote, absentee ballots are available upon application. 

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