Voter Guide to the November 2017 City Council Election
There are two open seats on Council, created by the ending of the terms of incumbents Ruth Beier and Susan Woods. Both are running for re-election, and newcomer Aaron Stephens is also running. Registered voters can vote on November 7, 2017, for up to two of the three candidates.
To find out where you vote, what times the polls will be open, how to get an absentee ballot, and so on, visit the site of the East Lansing City Clerk. Note that voter registration for this election ended October 10, 2017.
East Lansing voters will be asked on the same ballot to decide on a City income tax and a property tax reduction. All three candidates have said they are for these proposals. (Read more in their candidate profiles, linked below.)
The following reporting has been provided by ELi on the three candidates:
- Profile of Ruth Beier
- Profile of Aaron Stephens
- Profile of Susan Woods
- Council Candidate Woods Responds to Allegations of Repeatedly Breaking Ethics Rules and Laws
- Council Candidate Stephens Accused of Harming Organization He Helped Lead
- Is a Write-In Candidate for Council Still Possible?
- Why Aren't More People Running for Council?
- Ask ELi: Who Funded Ruth Beier’s Last Campaign for Council?
- Ask ELi: Who Funded Susan Woods’ Last Campaign for Council?