Michigan residents planning to cast ballots in the Aug. 7 primary must be registered to vote by July 9.
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Tri-county proposals spur debates over Detroit-suburbs ties, museum finances and property tax levels in the Aug. 7 primary.
Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh and Diego Rivera are among candidates for local support in Metro Detroit's Aug. 7 primary elections. A millage request by the Detroit Institute of Arts – the museum displaying their art – will be on ballots in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Each county's elected commissioners this spring approved language for a 0.2-mill proposal to support the DIA as a regional resource. In addition to nominating candidates for congressional, state, county and local offices on Primary Day, voters will be asked to answer that yes-or-no DIA tax question. An impassioned debate has begun to intensify, as it always does when property taxes and city-suburban relations are involved. The political landscape also is shaped by …
There are many familiar names on the list of candidates seeking votes in the August primary and many newcomers, offering a variety of backgrounds and experience.
More and more political campaigning signs are popping up on the lawns of Grosse Pointers each day as the Aug. 7 primary election draws closer. There are a variety of races in the Grosse Pointes, including U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Michigan Representative and Wayne County Commissioner. There are also several seats being sought that serve all of Wayne County, including prosecutor, sheriff, clerk and more. In August, voters will narrow the field for the Nov. 6 general election, which includes the presidential race. The last day to register for the August Primary is July 9. Due to redistricting last year for the Michigan House of Representatives, the Grosse Pointes are now divided into two districts rather than one, meaning Pointers …