1768 : Detroit’s First Election

May 26, 2022 all-day

The first election was held in Detroit on May 26, 1768.

Philippe Dejean was voted judge and justice of the district of Detroit, according to Clarence Burton’s book “The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922″. The public record shows 31 men voted.

For the full article, see Zlati Meyer, This week in Michigan history: In 1768, the first Detroit election is held”, Detroit Free Press, May 25, 2014.

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