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Remember to Vote in Aug. 2 Primary!

Michigan voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to nominate candidates for state and local offices, but there will be more on the ballot. Voters in various parts of Livingston County will see 13 different proposals on the ballot. They are:

  • Road millage renewals in Cohoctah, Handy, Howell, and Oceola Townships.

  • Library millages for Cromaine District Library (a renewal) and Hamburg Township Library.

  • Fire department millage proposals for the Howell Area Fire Authority and Putnam Township, plus a $12.5 million bond proposal for a new fire department headquarters for Green Oak Township.

  • A Headlee Amendment override proposal for Fowlerville Community Schools, plus a recreation millage for Dexter Community Schools, and a career and technical education proposal for the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District.

  • A millage for mosquito control in the village of Fowlerville.

And in the 72nd House District, which includes most of Tyrone Township, there is a contested primary between Jacob William Crevier and Stacy Taylor for the Democratic nomination.

Delegates to the Livingston County Democratic Party Convention will also be elected. Many precincts do not have candidates running. If you would like to run for precinct delegate as a write-in, you can fill out a declaration of intent, have it notarized, turn it in to the county clerk’s office by July 29, and then write in your name. It’s important to know that in the Democratic Party, unlike the Republican Party, anyone who has been a party member for 30 days is eligible to attend and vote at our convention.

Polls on Election Day will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you plan to vote at the polls, you can study your ballot ahead of time online. You can view sample ballots here:

Absentee ballots are being mailed out now, but you can still apply to vote absentee. Remember, if you are voting absentee, the last day you should mail in your ballot is Monday, July 18. After that, it’s best to hand-deliver to your local clerk’s office. You can register to vote through Election Day. Information about how to register, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and more is available on the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here:

Voting on August 2 is important. It shows our local candidates that they have support. And it helps people get into the habit of voting.

(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.)

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