By Scott Bolthouse
It’s universal knowledge that primary elections in Michigan attract a much lower voter turnout than general elections.
In fact, about 80 percent of voters stay home on primary election day, leaving important ballot measures up to only a small portion of residents in the community that do vote.
During the most recent March 8 presidential primary in Huron Township, only 3,879 people showed up to the polls.
During the August 5, 2014 state primary election, only 2,588 voters hit the polls that day.
There are about 11,600 registered voters in Huron Township.
In Tuesday’s primary, voters can pick only one partisan ticket to cast votes for: either Democrat or Republican.
In April, I invited all candidates running for office in Huron Township the chance to write a letter to the community. Several candidates and incumbents looking for reelection responded.
To read them, visit https://huronhub.com/category/meet-the-candidates-2016/
Make sure you scroll all the way down to view every letter submitted by the candidates, because each was published chronologically.
The Secretary of State also has a very useful online ballot viewing website.
To see who you will be able to vote for on your ticket ahead of time, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center website here: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/selectpublicballot.aspx
Go through the three quick prompts and you can see a sample ballot showing all of your options, for every elected position and millage, that you can vote for tomorrow.
There, you can also view info on the two important ballot measures that voters in Wayne County will be deciding on: a parks millage and a zoo millage.
According to the Huron Township website, Precincts 4 and 5 will be temporarily relocated for the primary election to the media room.
The entrance to the media room is located near the student parking lot on the far west side of Huron High School. This is due to unfinished paving project in the parking lot that is shared by Renton Jr. High and the High School.
For other election information, visit www.hurontownship-mi.gov/ClerksDepartment/ElectionInformation.aspx and https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/.
Check back with the Huron Hub for election results.