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More Registered Voters Expected In Washtenaw County In 2016

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Tom Hagerty

The Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office expects more registered voters this year over 2012.

It's estimated that 280,000 to 290,000 people will register to vote in Washtenaw County for the November election.  “It will be a slight increase over 2012, " says Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski.  "We’ll be actively working to make sure that we’re able to handle them in between now and then.”

The local ballot will be packed this year with 257 partisan candidates running for office in the August primary.

Golembiewski says, “Given the fact that there are a lot of offices on the ballot, we’ve got township offices like supervisor, treasurer, clerk, trustee, [and] park commissioner. It’s a busy and active field of candidates out there.”

Independent candidates must file with the county clerk’s office by July 21, 2016.

But first, a millage proposal for Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Chelsea Schools are up for a vote during theMay 3rd election. The deadline to mail an absentee ballot is April 30.

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— Amanda LeClaire is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her aleclair@emich.edu


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