Regional transit millage one of many key races

When Michigan voters head to the polls tomorrow, they'll be deciding more than the new commander in chief.

We've endured the mudslinging and controversial commercials for months - and tomorrow is finally decision day. Here's a preview of what you can expect when you go to the polls.

Public transit is always challenging in metro Detroit and now people who live in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will be asked if they will pay a more to improve and expand it. The new regional transit plan will cost the average home owner about $90 dollars more in property taxes for the next 20 years.

Voters also will decide some heated races for public office at the local state and federal level as 14 congressional seats are up for grabs. The most contested races:  The 8th District - after "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert dropped out, Assistant Macomb County Prosecutor Suzanna Shkreli stepped in giving incumbent Republican Mike Bishop some competition.

And in the 11th District, incumbent Republican David Trott will take on Democrat Anil Kumar.

Also seeing a little competition this November, long time Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.  The Republican will face off against former State Rep Vicki Barnett - a Democrat from Farmington Hills.

In Macomb County with ethical and environmental issues and pay to play politics taking center stage,  the race for public works commissioner has become one of the most expensive and controversial races on the ballot. US Rep Candice Miller (R) is taking on current commissioner Anthony Marocco (D).
 
On the Detroit ballot voters will find dueling community benefits ordinances - Proposals A and B. Voting yes on both would aim to guarantee that residents and contractors in Detroit receive benefits from developments that receive tax breaks or other public support.
  
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The polls are open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  FOX 2 coverage of the election will be all day tomorrow beginning on FOX 2 news morning.  We will have the latest results as soon as the polls close on air and online at fox 2 detroit.com. And also be sure to join us for a special Facebook Live Inside the Newsroom hosted by Roop Raj, beginning at 8 p.m.
 


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