DETROIT (AP) — Polls are opening in Michigan as voters in Detroit pick a new mayor and local ballots offer up a host of other issues for consideration.
In Detroit, voters started going to the polls Tuesday to choose between a former health care executive and a sheriff competing for a job whose powers are limited by a state-appointed emergency manager. Mike Duggan, the ex-head of the Detroit Medical Center, faces Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.
Among local issues in Michigan, voters in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing have a chance to give some legal protection to users of small amounts of marijuana.
Residents of the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak vote on a human rights ordinance that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and a number of other factors.