Dearborn's 2012 Election Guide
Everything you need to know to be ready to vote Nov. 6.
Election Day is almost here, and Dearborn residents will be voting on candidates for local and state offices, as well as six statewide ballot proposals and five Wayne County charter amendments during the Nov. 6 general election.
The polls will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, and absentee ballots can be delivered to the Dearborn City Clerk's office in Dearborn City Hall as late as 8 p.m.
Follow the results live on the Dearborn City Clerk's website, or check in with Dearborn Patch all day for updates on local and national races, plus stories from the field.
Want to know more about any candidates before you cast your ballot? The League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights has all the info you'll need on their Vote411.org site.
Here is a listing of candidates running for office.
Note that this list does not include some statewide races. For a full sample ballot for your area—and to make sure you're registered to vote—visit the Michigan Voter Information Center:
15th District State Representative
- George Darany (D - currently holds office)
- Priscilla Parness (R)
9th District State Representative
- Harvey Santana, of Detroit (D - currently holds office in 10th District)
- Rene Simpson, of Farmington (R)
Wayne County Commissioner
- Gary Woronchak (D - currently holds position)
- J. Scott Saionz (R)
19th District Court Judge
- Richard Wygonik (currently holds office)
- Sam Salamey
U.S. Representative, 12th District
- John Dingell, of Dearborn (D - currently holds office)
- Cynthia Kallgren, of Trenton (R)
- Debbie Stabenow (D - currently holds office)
- Pete Hoekstra (R)
Dearborn Board of Education Trustee
- Mary Lane (currently holds position)
- Aimee Blackburn(currently holds position)
- Mary Petlichkoff
Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney
- David Afton, of Dearborn
- Kym L. Worthy, of Detroit (currently holds office)
Wayne County Sheriff
- Shelly L. Milton, of Belleville
- Benny J. Napoleon, of Detroit (currently holds office)
- Bob Czak, U.S. Taxpayers Party
Wayne County Clerk
- Werner J. Klein, of Dearborn (R)
- Cathy M. Garrett, of Detroit (D - currently holds office)
Wayne County Treasurer
- Raymond J. Wojtowicz, of Hamtramck (D - currently holds office)
- William Rushlow (L)
Wayne County Register of Deeds
- Bernard J. Youngblood, of Grosse Pointe Farms (currently holds office)
- Ben Bachrach (L)
Wayne County Charter Amendments
In addition to elected offices, residents will also be voting on five Wayne County Charter amendments. The amendments govern such issues as hiring and firing rules, as well as jurisdiction of the commission.
In addition to elected offices, residents will also be voting on six ballot proposals, covering such topics as collective bargaining, renewable energy and
President of the United States
Precinct Voting Locations
On its website, the clerk's office offers a map of all 50 Dearborn precincts and their polling locations. Note that the 31st and 32nd districts will be voting at the First Presbyterian Church, not their traditional location, Bryant Library.
The 31st and 32nd have traditionally high turnout rates among voters and having the polling station at First Presbyterian allows for more parking and more space, the clerk's office said.
Additionally, City Clerk Kathy Buda has asked voters to "be patient" as poll workers will be working with electronic poll books to check voters in.
The books are intended to speed up and organize the voting process, Buda said, as well as eliminate instances of error.
Precincts 1 and 2: McDonald Elementary School, 10151 Diversey
Precinct 3: St. Alphonsus Church, 7500 Schaefer Road
Precincts 4 and 5: Oakman Elementary School, 7545 Chase
Precinct 6: Becker Elementary School, 10821 Henson
Precinct 7: Lowrey Middle School, 6601 Jonathon
Precincts 8 and 9: Maples Elementary School, 6801 Mead
Precinct 10: Hubbard Manor East, 5500 Calhoun
Precincts 11 and 12: William Ford Elementary School, 14749 Alber
Precinct 13: Henry Ford Village, 15101 Ford Road
Precinct 14: Kennedy Plaza, 5111 Bingham
Precincts 15 and 16: Woodworth Middle School, 4951 Ternes
Precinct 17: Henry Ford Elementary School, 16140 Driscoll
Precinct 18: Miller Elementary School, 4824 Lois
Precinct 19: Dearborn City Hall, 13615 Michigan Ave.
Precincts 20 and 21: Salina School, 2700 Ferney
Precincts 22 and 23: St. Joseph Parish Hall, 16101 Rotunda Drive
Precinct 24: Sisson Manor, 1515 Mason
Precincts 25 and 26: Snow Elementary School, 2000 Culver
Precinct 27: DPS Administrative Services Center, 18700 Audette
Precinct 28: Edsel Ford High School, 20601 Rotunda Drive
Precincts 29 and 30: Whitmore-Bolles Elementary School, 21501 Whitmore
Precincts 31 and 32: First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Brady
Precincts 33 and 34: Howard Elementary School, 1611 N. York
Precincts 35 and 36: Lindbergh Elementary School, 500 N. Waverly
Precincts 37 and 38: Bryant Middle School, 460 N. Vernon
Precinct 39: Divine Child Elementary School, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive
Precincts 40 and 41: Haigh Elementary School, 601 N. Silvery Lane
Precincts 42 and 43: Dearborn High School, 19501 Outer Drive
Precinct 44: DuVall Elementary School, 22561 Beech
Precinct 45: Dearborn Christian Fellowship, 21360 Donaldson
Precinct 46: O.L. Smith Middle School, 23851 Yale
Precincts 47 and 48: Nowlin Elementary School, 23600 Penn
Precincts 49 and 50: Long Elementary School, 3100 Westwood
Correction: This article originally stated that David Afton, candidate for Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, was a resident of Southfield.