Overwhelmingly Democratic Detroit will see a voter turnout of 10 percent to 12 percent in Tuesday’s state presidential primary, with many people casting ballots out of pride at not missing an election, the city’s elections director said Thursday.
“This is clearly partisan mischief,” said Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer.
Low voter turnout in several metro Detroit communities, as few voters choose candidates and decided on critical tax questions. Detroit voters decided on school board members and if City Council members should be elected by district — instead of at large.
On November 8, Detroiters will have to decide if they want a new City Charter to replace the current one. This has at least one group of voters urging people to vote “no.”
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that they have until Tuesday, October 11, to register in order to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.
Five State Senators from Detroit asked voters Monday night about their thoughts on budget-cutting in Lansing.
The majority of respondents to a survey asking if they would be in favor of expanding the areas people can carry a concealed weapon-are not in favor of it.
As home values continue to fall, some metro Detroit communities are looking to Tuesday’s elections to help them out by approving higher taxes.
The poll released by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA says 51 percent of the 600 likely voters surveyed oppose Gov. Rick Snyder’s idea to eliminate the law, while 39 percent support it. Ten percent were undecided.
During a speech after taking the oath, Mark Hackel got choked up a little bit as he thanked his father, William, for being a good father.