One week from today, three school board members, one mayor and seven city councilmembers will be elected in Rochester and Rochester Hills.
That means you have one week left to figure out where and when you're voting — and who you're voting for.
Patch will help.
Since before the primary election in August we've been prepping you with candidate stories and voter information. This week, we'll feature the last of our candidate profiles, and we'll also re-direct you to the profiles we've published so far.
Here, we give you the basics (who, what, when and how).
The rest is up to you.
We'd like to know what you still need to know to make your decision — and we vow to help you find the answers. Let us know, in the comment section attached to this story, what issues you still want to hear candidates' stances on, and we'll find the answers for you.
We love informed voters.
Where to vote
In Rochester Hills, before the primary election this summer. Whether you live in Rochester or Rochester Hills, if you did NOT receive a new voter identification card, your voting location remains the same as in the past.
To be sure, visit this site, from the Michigan Secretary of State office, to find your precinct.
How to vote
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 8, in both Rochester and Rochester Hills.
If you can't make it to the polling precincts on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot — or fill out an absentee ballot in person at either city clerks' office. Applications must be received by 2 p.m. Saturday (though you can still fill out an absentee ballot in person until 4 p.m. Monday at the clerks' offices).
Who is running
In Rochester, there are six candidates vying for four city council seats. Candidates are: , , , , and .
In Rochester Hills, there are four candidates vying for two at-large city council seats. Candidates are , , and . There are also two candidates vying for the District 2 city council seat; they are and .
Rochester Hills voters will also elect a mayor; candidates are and .
Voters in Rochester and Rochester Hills will elect three board of education members. Candidates are , , , and .
Also on the ballot
In Rochester Hills, there will be a ballot question concerning city-owned parks and green spaces. A copy of the . If approved, the question would amend the city charter.
For your reading/viewing information
Rochester Patch has been covering the issues and candidates for the past six months. Visit our Election Page for past stories, including reports on where candidates stand on different issues.
In addition, the Oakland County chapter of the League of Women Voters has voter guides, as well as videos of candidate debates, online at www.lwvoa.org.