Election roundup: November 2018

Nov 7, 2018

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS: Updated 11/7/18 10:00 a.m.:

Governor: Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

Secretary of State: Democrat Jocelyn Benson

Attorney General: Democrat Dana Nessel

U.S. Senate: Democrat Debbie Stabenow (incumbent)

U.S. 1st congressional: Republican Jack Bergman (incumbent)

Michigan 101st House: Republican Jack O’Malley 

Michigan 104th House: Republican Larry Inman (incumbent)

Michigan 105th House: Republican Tristan Cole (incumbent)

Michigan 107th House: Republican Lee Chatfield (incumbent)

Michigan 35th Senate: Republican Curt VanderWall 

Michigan 37th Senate: Republican Wayne Schmidt (incumbent)

Proposal 1 on recreational marijuana: PASSED

This proposal will authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products. Michigan residents need to be 21 years or older. Under this proposal there will be a 10 percent tax and a state licensing system for marijuana business; municipalities can ban or restrict these businesses. There will also be a 10-ounce marijuana limit for all residences. A number of violations will be reduced from crimes to civil infractions under this proposal.

Proposal 2 on redistricting: PASSED

This is a proposed constitutional amendment. It will establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress. The commission will include 13 registered voters: four who identify as affiliated with the two major political parties and five who are unaffiliated. Commissioners will be randomly selected by the Secretary of State. They will be responsible for redrawing district lines every 10 years.

Proposal 3 on voter registration: PASSED

This proposal authorizes automatic and election day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting and straight ticket voting. It will also add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.

Grand Traverse County Commission races:

1st district: Democrat Betsy Coffia

2nd district: Democrat: Bryce Hundley

3rd district: Republican Brad Jewett

4th district: Republican Addison “Sonny” Wheelock, Jr. (incumbent)

5th district: Republican Ron Clous (incumbent)

6th district: Republican Gordon LaPointe

7th district: Republican Robert Hentschel

Mesick Community Schools bond: FAILED

Mesick Consolidated Schools was pursuing $13.7 million bond to build an additional wing onto the high school for the elementary classes, upgrade technology and enhance school safety and security.