As a Clean Water Action member or supporter, we know you care about our water and climate. That’s why we vet and endorse candidates for office that reflect your values and priorities. There are big changes coming to the Michigan legislature and US Congress. You’ll have your first opportunity to influence those changes by voting in the August 2nd Primary for the candidate you wish to see advance to the general election. Michigan is losing a seat in Congress and so you may be represented by someone new. That’s why it is important to understand the changes, educate yourself and vote!
The first thing to find out is what State House, State Senate, and Congressional district you now live in. Every ten years, based on census data, new district lines are drawn in every state. Michigan completed its redistricting process at the end of 2021. The Primary will decide which 2 major party candidates have enough votes to move on to the General Election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
To make sure you’re registered to vote, find out your new district information, request an absentee ballot and learn more about your voting rights, please visit mi.gov/vote. For questions or problems registering to vote, obtaining an absentee ballot, or polling place problems go to MichiganVoting.org for non-partisan assistance and resources (with information in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Bengali).
For a full list of our endorsed candidates, please see below. Make sure to check back as we will endorse additional candidates through the summer and into the fall. Interested in taking the next step? Sign up to volunteer here.
July 18, 2022: Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the August primary. You can register to vote with proof of residency in person at your local clerk's office or satellite office until 8 PM on election day.
August 2, 2022 Election Day - Michigan Primary
October 24, 2022 Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the November general election. You can register to vote with proof of residency in person at your local clerk's office or satellite office until 8 PM on election day.
November 8, 2022 Election Day - Michigan General
Michigan Executive Branch Endorsements
Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan
Dana Nessel for Attorney General
Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State
United States Congress Endorsements
Michigan's 3rd Congressional District: Hilary Scholten.
West Michigan, Kent County, Grand Rapids, parts of Ottawa and Muskegon counties
Michigan's 7th Congressional District: Elissa Slotkin.
Mid Michigan, Livingston and northern Oakland counties
Michigan's 8th Congressional District: Dan Kildee
Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Bay City
Michigan's 11th Congressional District: Hayley Stevens
Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Bay City
Michigans' 12th Congressional District: Rashida Tlaib
Wayne county, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, parts of City of Detroit
Michigan State Senate
Senate District 1: Erika Geiss
Senate District 3: Stephanie Chang
Senate District 7: Jeremy Moss
Senate District 8: Mallory McMorrow
Senate District 9: Padma Kuppa
Senate District 13: Rosemary Bayer
Senate District 14: Sue Shink
Senate District 15: Jeff Irwin
Senate District 19: Sean McCann
Senate District 28: Sam Singh
Senate District 29: Winnie Brinks
Senate District 30: David LaGrand
Michigan State House
House District 6: Regina Weiss
House District 9: Abraham Aiyash
House District 13: Lori Stone
House District 15: Bilal Hammoud
House District 17: Laurie Pohutsky
House District 21: Kelly Breen
House District 22: Matt Koleszar
House District 23: Jason Morgan
House District 27: Jaime Churches
House District 29: Alex Garza
House District 33: Felicia Brabec
House District 40: Christine Morse
House District 41: Julie Rogers
House District 44: Jim Haadsma
House District 57: Aisha Farooqi
House District 74: Kara Hope
House District 75: Penelope Tsernoglou
House District 77: Emily Dievendorf
House District 81: Rachel Hood
House District 84: Carol Glanville
House District 103: Betsy Coffia
House District 109: Jennifer Hill
Statewide Proposal 2, Promote The Vote: Yes
Macomb County, Transit Millage: Yes
Oakland County, Transit Millage: Yes
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