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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.

More: Dearborn City Clerk on why you should vote absentee this election

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.

More: Learn about how to navigate the site with instructions on Dearborn Patch.

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

More: Read about the 19th District Court candidates on Dearborn Patch.

U.S. Representative, 12th District

  • John Dingell, of Dearborn (D - currently holds office)
  • Cynthia Kallgren, of Trenton (R)

More: Read about the 12th District Congressional candidates on Dearborn Patch.

U.S. Senator

  • Debbie Stabenow (D - currently holds office)
  • Pete Hoekstra (R)

Dearborn Board of Education Trustee

(Two seats)

  • Mary Lane (currently holds position)
  • Aimee Blackburn(currently holds position)
  • Mary Petlichkoff

More: Read about the Board of Education candidates on Dearborn Patch.

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.

More: Read about the Wayne County charter amendments on Dearborn Patch

Ballot Proposals

In addition to elected offices, residents will also be voting on six ballot proposals, covering such topics as collective bargaining, renewable energy and

More: Read about the statewide ballot proposals

President of the United States

  • Barack Obama (D - currently holds office)
  • Mitt Romney (R)
  • Gary Johnson (L)

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.

Suijuris October 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
David Afton---the Libertarian candidate for Wayne County Prosecutor---lives in Dearborn, NOT Southfield. Afton4CountyProsecutor.com
City of Dearborn (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Hi there - this information has been corrected in the article. Thanks for pointing that out!
Aaron Hunter November 01, 2012 at 04:45 AM
You want the truth? We deserve the truth and Obama offers it here in person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vqrJPGmBBMA Mitt Romney is not our Commander In Chief! Obama Is! What else do we need to know about Obama before we elect him for a second rule? . . . . . . . . We have DEAD Boarder Patrol Agents, A Dead Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi and Obama has NOT ONE ANSWER in fact he is blocking information.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight, Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:57 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Pat November 06, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Link to ballot proposals is broken.
City of Dearborn (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Thanks, Pat! It's fixed now.

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