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Washtenaw County Clerk

In a three-way, Democratic primary race, the incumbent Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds defeated his opponents by a wide margin.  Lawrence Kestenbaum now faces a Republican challenger in the general election.  Kestenbaum joined WEMU's David Fair to make his case for reelection. 

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Washtenaw County is looking at June 1st as a possible date to once again start offering in-person services.  

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Voters in portions of Washtenaw County went to the polls Tuesday to decide a few bond issues, millage questions, and city council races.  Voter turnout was higher than expected.  Washtenaw County elections director Ed Golembiewski checked in with WEMU's David Fair to discuss the results and what was learned heading into a presidential year election cycle in 2020. 

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It's almost Election Day, and the seemingly endless campaigns seem to have brought up some public safety concerns for both during and after the election.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton spoke with WEMU about how local law enforcement plans to handle any potential hazards at polling places.

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The waiting continues for same-sex couples who'd like to marry in Michigan.

A judge is expected to rule soon on whether the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned. 

Mary Larkin is Director of Eastern Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center.  She says the tension has been growing since last week.

"I think people are starting to get a little keyed up right now," Larkin said.  "It feels like we're waiting for lottery numbers."