Several communities in the area are holding highly contested elections this cycle. They include:

(All races are Democratic Party, unless otherwise noted. In Washtenaw County, it is difficult to find one Republican for any given position, let alone two.)

Washtenaw County

County Commission


Drain Commissioner

City of Ann Arbor

As usual, half of the Ann Arbor City Council is up for election this year, with the bonus of the Mayoral seat. Politicos continue to frame this race, as in past years, as a challenge to Mayor John Hieftje's Council majority, even though few of the races target incumbents.

City of Ypsilanti

As in Ann Arbor, the Ypsilanti City Council elections have been framed by some as part of an ongoing uprising against the Council majority.

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