Election 2020: What you need to know, info on key races for Greater Lansing voters

Lansing State Journal

Across Greater Lansing, voters have begun to cast in-person ballots for the 2020 general election – absentee ballots are being sent out, with in-person voting to follow on Tuesday, November 3.

Here's everything you need to know – including key voter info and candidate answers to pressing questions – for 2020 elections across Greater Lansing.

Important info for Michigan voters

Michigan Voter Information Center: Verify if you are registered to vote, view your sample ballot or register for absentee voting in November.

Info and FAQ for students: College students can vote in their college town, even if they are not living there currently.

GETTING THERE:Here's how to ride, roll or scoot to the polls on November 3

READ MORE: Voting absentee? Make sure your ballot counts.

Key races in the 2020 general election

MSU TRUSTEE: Four major party candidates are running for two seats on the MSU Board of Trustees. Read more info on the candidates here.

LCC TRUSTEE: Five candidates are running for two seats on the LCC Board of Trustees. Read more info on the candidates here.

30TH CIRCUIT COURT: Six candidates are running for one seat on the 30th Circuit Court, which covers Ingham County. Read more info on the candidates here.

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State representative candidates

Candidates from Michigan House districts 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71 and 93 – each representing a portion or portions of Greater Lansing – will face off on November 3 in the general election.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Read more about the candidates here.

Ingham County candidates

Ingham County Board of Commissioners will see challengers in all districts except districts 13 and 14. In addition, County Clerk, Sheriff and several other positions within the county will be on the November 3 ballot.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Read more info on the candidates here.

Eaton County candidates

In addition to various contested races on the Eaton County Board of Commissioners, former State Senator Rick Jones (Republican) will face Democratic incumbent sheriff Tom Reich in the November 3 general election.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Read info from the candidates here.

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Area school board races

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Various candidates are running in races to represent their school district on a number of school boards. Read more info on area candidates here.

The above information was compiled by LSJ news staff, in part from questionnaires emailed to each candidate. If you have questions, email opinions@lsj.com. To support work like this, consider subscribing at LSJ.com/subscribe.