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washtenaw county elections

Lisa Barry

For some people, just getting out to vote takes a lot of effort.  They may never think about or realize exactly what goes in to putting a local election together.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry takes you behind the voting curtain to learn about just how much time and preparation goes in to putting together an election in Washtenaw County, so residents can exercise their right to vote.


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The mid-term elections are about a month away, now. Typically, turnout for mid-terms is much lighter than in presidential election years. This year, the political climate is tense and polarized. That appears to be manifesting itself among younger voters with a new sense of interest. In looking at Washtenaw County, if newly registered young voters turn out, it could help determine outcomes in November. 

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The November general election is getting closer, and more events are coming up to highlight the upcoming ballot.  Judicial races, affordable housing, and voter registration info are just some of topics discussed in this week's "Civic Matters" with WEMU's David Fair and the CivCity Initiative's Mary Morgan.


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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.


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Two Barton Hills Village proposals will be among the 13 ballot issues Washtenaw County voters will see on the August 7th primary eleciton. 
 


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Lincoln Consolidated Schools will ask voters next week to approve a bonding proposal to make improvements at the district.
 


Whitmore Lake Public Schools

A proposal that would generate millions of dollars for a sinking fund for Whitmore Lake Public Schools will appear on the August 7th primary ballot. 
 


Ypsilanti's Water Street
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Voters in Ypsilanti will have another chance to decide in August if they want to approve the Water Street Debt Millage proposal.


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Washtenaw County will soon get reimbursed for the partial presidential recount it conducted earlier in December.  


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After a federal judge cleared the way to stop a presidential recount in Michigan, the Washtenaw County Elections Division has stopped counting ballots.  


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The Washtenaw County Elections Division is currently conducting a recount of the of the presidential election. 


Absentee Ballot
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The deadline for clerks to process overseas and military absentee voter ballots for the May 3, 2016 election is Saturday.