Troy residents will decide between six candidates running for one partial term as Mayor in the May 7 special election.
Incumbent Mayor Dane Slater, who was appointed on Nov. 26 following the Nov. 7 ouster of Mayor Janice Daniels, is among the candidates vying to serve the term, expiring Nov. 9, 2015.
The five other candidates include former State Representative Marty Knollenberg, David Elsas, Jon Desjardins, Faris Alami, and Scott T. Welborn.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Am I qualified to vote?
In order to vote, you must:
- be 18 years or older on or before Election Day
- be a citizen of the U.S.
- have lived in Michigan for at least 30 days
- be registered on or before the close of registration (which was April 8 for this election)
A newly-passed law places new language on the ballot application that states that the voter is a U.S. citizen and is qualified to vote, and the voter certifies this by signing the application.
Where do I vote?
The state of Michigan's Web site has a form to help you figure that out.
You can either search by name, birthday and ZIP code or using your driver's license number. To check it out, visit the Secretary of State office online.
How can I vote by absentee ballot?
The last date to apply for an absent voter ballot by mail is May 4. After that, you can pick up an application at your township or city hall and vote before election day. There's an absent voter application posted on the city's website (PDF).
Where can I learn more about the candidates?
Click here to see what happened when the public asked the questions earlier this month at the League of Women Voters Troy Area (LWVTA) forum. Check out the forum on demand at video.cmntv.org.
LWVTA Voter Guides are at the Community Center, Library, City Hall and online at lwvtroyarea.org.