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August Primary Ballot Deadline Approaching

Mar 31, 2020

An April 21st filing deadline is approaching for candidates in Washtenaw County who want to appear on the August primary ballot.  

Washtenaw County Elections Director Ed Golembiewski says Michigan's Secretary of State has sent a request to Governor Gretchen Whitmer to extend the filing deadline.  As of now, another option candidates have is paying a filing fee, instead of submitting the required signatures from a petition. 

"Candidates running for township, county, state representative offices are all eligible to pay a refundable filing fee"

Those running for U.S. Representative and judicial offices are not eligible to pay a filing fee but can run as a write-in candidate.

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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