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Washtenaw County Voters Head To The Polls

Aug 7, 2018

Polling locations opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning across Washtenaw County and will close at 8 p.m.   89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan spoke with voters as they existed the polls.


The voter turnout for today's primary election is expected to be between 25 and 27 percent.  Christopher Geer from the City of Ann Arbor's fourth ward said he voted because it's the right thing to do as an American.  But he did have one particular issue in mind.

"The Y Lot parking issue in downtown Ann Arbor and the mess that has been made of that, the litigation surrounding it.  So I voted for a candidate who I felt could help get us through that mess and help move that development forward," said Geer.

Ypsilanti voter Nadine Harston was among those who voted this morning in the third ward.  Harston says she's not happy with how the federal and state government is being run and hopes her vote will elect people who may help change that.

"You know I'm a Democrat.  I appreciate that, and it's just time for us to take the house back," said Harston.

Other voters said that road repairs and education is what brought them out to the polls.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu