Voting & Elections

2018 ELECTION IN MICHIGAN

4,309,263 voted in November Election (7,471,088 registered) - 65%
Highest midterm turnout in 50 years
4,874,619 voted in Nov. Election 2016 (7,514,055 registered) - 65%
3,188,956 voted in Nov. Election 2014 (7,446,280 registered) - 43%

2,127,988 voted in August Primary - 86% increase from 2014
27% of registered voters (53% D, 47% R)
1,390,192 voted in August Primary 2016
1,139,983 voted in August Primary 2014

GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - 4-year term
Gretchen Whitmer (Garlin Gilcrest) (D) beats Bill Schuette (Lisa Posthumus Lyons) (R)
2,256,700 D - 53% and 1,853,559 R - 44%

Bill Gelineau (Lib) - 56,752 - 1.34%; Todd Schleiger (UST) - 24,701 - 0.58%; Jennifer Kurland (Grn) - 28,857 - 0.68% and Keith Butkovich (NL) - 10,258 - 0.24%. Note for complete results for all candidates go to Secretary of State's website.

48 MI Governors of which 1 woman.
Prior Governor was Republican.

SECRETARY OF STATE - 4-year term
Jocelyn Benson (D) beat Mary Treder Lang (R)
2,194,802 - 53% D and 1,828,675 - 44% R

3 women have served as Secretary of State - all R. Prior SOS was R.

ATTORNEY GENERAL - 4-year term
Dana Nessel (D) beat Tom Leonard (R)
2,013,871 - 49% D; 1,903,771 - 46% R

1 woman served as Attorney General. Prior AG was R.

U. S. SENATE FOR MI - 6-year term
Debbie Stabenow (D) beats John James (R)
(2,195,601 - 52% D; 1,927,232 - 46% R)

Senator Stabenow is the only woman who has represented MI in the U.S Senate and will start her 4th term.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - Michigan - 2-year term
Jack Bergman - R
Bill Huizenga - R
Justin Amash - R
John Moolenaar - R
Dan Kildee - D
Fred Upton - R
Tim Walberg - R
Elissa Slotkin - D (Beat incumbent Mike Bishop, R)
Andy Levin - D (Replaced Sander Levin, D)
Paul Mitchell - R
Haley Stevens - D (Replaced DaveTrott, R)
Debbie Dingell - D
Rashida Tlaib - D - (Replaced John Conyers, D)
Brenda Lawrence - D
Currently in U.S. House delegation
9 Republicans and 5 Democrats
2 women (2D) and 12 men (3D, 9R)

After Election in MI delegation
7 Democrats and 7 Republicans
5 women (5 D) and 9 men (2D, 7R)
Only 9 women have ever represented MI in the U.S. House

MICHIGAN SENATE - 4-year term
Currently
27 Republicans and 11 Democrats = 38
4 women (3R, 1D) and 34 men (24R, 10D)

After the election
22 Republicans and 16 Democrats = 38
11 women (3R, 8D) and 27 men (19R, 8D)

The most women in MI Senate was in 2006 - 12 out of 38 (32%). Will be 29% women.

Will be 15 pro-choice members, 21 anti-choice and 2 unknowns.

MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES- 2-year term
Currently
63 Republicans and 47 Democrats = 110
33 women (17D, 16R) and 76 men (30D, 47R)

After the election
58 Republicans and 52 Democrats = 110
42 women (17R, 25D) and 68 men (41R, 27D)

The most women in MI House of Representatives was in 2017-18 - 33 out of 110 (30%). Will be 38% women.

Will be 48 pro-choice members, 60 anti-choice and 2 unknowns.

MI STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - 8-year term
8 Elected Members serve on the Board.
2 seats were up for election in 2018 - held by 2 Republicans

The winners are: Judith Pritchett (D) & Tiffany Tilley (D)

Currently
4 Democrats and 4 Republicans
6 women (4D, 2F), 2 men (2R)

After the election
6 Democrats and 2 Republicans
7 women (6D, 1R), 1 man (1R)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BOARD OF REGENTS - 8-year term
8 Elected Members serve
2 seats were up for election in 2018 - held by 2 Republicans

The winners are: Jordan Acker (D) & Paul Brown (D)

Currently
5 Democrats and 3 Republicans
4 women (3D,1R) , 4 men (2D, 2R)

After the election
7 Democrats and 1 Republican
3 women (3D), 5 men (4D, 1R)

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES - 8-year term
8 Elected members serve
2 seats were up for election in 2018 - 2 Republican

The winners are: Brianna Scott (D) & Kelly Debay (D)

Currently
4 Democrats and 4 Republicans
2 women (1D,1R), 6 men (3D,3R)

After the election
6 Democrats and 2 Republicans
4 women (3D, 1R), 4 men (3D,1R)

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS - 8-year term
8 Elected members serve
2 seats were up for election in 2018 - 2 Republicans

The winners are: Bryan Barnhill (D) & Anil Kumar (D)

Currently
5 Democrats and 3 Republicans
5 women (4D,1R), 3 men (1D,2R)

After the election
7 Democrats and 1 Republican
4 women (4D), 4 men (3D,1R)

MI SUPREME COURT - 8-year term
7 Elected members on nonpartisan ballot but nominated by political parties
2 seats were up in the election - Elizabeth Clement (R-nominated) & Kurtis Wilder (R-nominated)

The winners are: Elizabeth Clement (R-nominated) & Megan Cavanagh (D-nominated)

Currently
2 D-nominated; 5 R-appointed
2 women (1 R-appointed, 1 D-nominated) and 5 men (1D-nominated, 4 R-appointed)

After the election
7 members - 3 D-nominated; 4 R appointed/nominated
3 women (2 D-nominated, 1 R-nominated) and 4 men (1 D-nominated, 3 R-appointed)

Proposal 18-1
Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Petition (new law)

WON (2,339,672 - 56% yes) (1,844,880 - 44% no)

(note 4,231,009 people voted for Governor; 4,198,492 people voted on marijuana)

Takes effect 10 days after official declaration of the vote.

Proposal 18-2
Voters Not Politicians Petition - Citizen Redistricting Commission (amends Michigan Constitution)

WON (2,501,830 - 61% yes) (1,583,588 - 39% no)

Takes effect 45 days after date of election.

Proposal 18-3
Promote the Vote Petition - Voting Rights (amends Michigan Constitution)

WON (2,756,740 - 67% yes) (1,364,064 - 33% no)

Takes effect 45 days after date of election.

Sources: Secretary of State, CAWP, Ballotpedia, Gongwer News, and various newspapers.

NATIONAL ELECTION HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. SENATE
Currently
47 Democrats and 51 Republicans, 2 Other = 100
23 women (17D, 6R) and 77 men (45R, 30D, 2 Other)

After the election
44 Democrats and 51 Republicans, 2 Other = 100
(3 unknown)
22 women (19D, 3R) and 75 men (27D, 48R) & 3 unknown

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Currently
193 Democrats and 235 Republicans, 7 vacancies = 435
84 women (61D, 23R) and 344 men (132D, 212R)

After the election
226 Democrats and 202 Republicans (7 unknown) = 435
102 women (88D, 14R) and (138D, 188R) & 7 unknown

GOVERNORS
Currently
16 D and 33 R and 1 independent
6 women (4R, 2D) and 44 men (14D, 29R, 1 Independent)

After election
23 D and 26 R election - Georgia missing & Florida recount
9 women (6D, 3R)

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