Michigan Senate election dates and Voting Live

Michigan Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Michigan Senate election Dates 2020
Michigan Senate election​ Date: August 4, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Democrat Gary Peters was elected to the first term in 2014 after serving six years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is seeking a second term in 2020.


Michigan Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

2018 Senate nominee John James has declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination. Other potential Republican candidates include former congresswoman Candice Miller, former state House Speaker Tom Leonard, and businessman Sandy Pensler.

On August 14, 2019, it was announced that Leonard had been nominated for United States Attorney for Western Michigan, making a Senate campaign highly unlikely.


The Electoral system of Michigan

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Michigan, state legislators are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Michigan's governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Michigan's United States Senator and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Michigan: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Michigan Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Bob Carr (Republican)
  • John James (Republican)
  • Gary Peters (Democratic)

Michigan Elections Results

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Past Michigan Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Michigan, 2018 

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Debbie Stabenow (incumbent)

2,214,478

52.26%

-6.54%

 

Republican

John James

1,938,818

45.76%

+7.78%

 

Green

Marcia Squier

40,204

0.95%

+0.35%

 

Taxpayers

George Huffman III

27,251

0.65%

+0.09%

 

Natural Law

John Howard Wilhelm

16,502

0.39%

+0.15%

 

Write-in

18

<0.01%

N/A

Total votes

4,237,271

100%

N/A