Michigan state executive official elections, 2014

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Four state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Michigan.

Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3] The attorney general and secretary of state do not appear on the primary ballot, and the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial positions did not have contested primaries in 2014.[4]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Michigan:

State executive organization

Executive officials in Michigan are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Michigan's state government:

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Deadline Event
April 22, 2014 Filing deadline for political party candidates
July 7, 2014 Filing deadline for minor party candidates
August 5, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

Governor

Incumbent Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer won the August 5 primary without opposition for the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Brian Calley and Lisa Brown, Michigan Representative won nominations during the Republican and Democratic state conventions, respectively.

Attorney General

Incumbent Bill Schuette and Mark Totten won nominations during the Republican and Democratic state conventions, respectively. Democratic and Republican candidates for this office were appointed by their respective state conventions in August 2014.

Secretary of State

Incumbent Ruth Johnson and Godfrey Dillard won nominations during the Republican and Democratic state conventions, respectively. Democratic and Republican candidates for this office were appointed by their respective state conventions in August 2014.

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Michigan

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