By Michelle Paetow
Mason Times staff writer
MASON –- Three precincts will be open for voters 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at City Hall. Ballots will be counted at the Mason Fire Department.
Candidates for the Republican presidential primary will be on the ballot. There are no local issues.
The Ingham County Republican Party has not participated in any major campaigning for the primary election, but plans to for the presidential election on Nov. 6.
Norm Shinkle, chair of the Ingham County Republican Party, said “As a county party, we focus on community leaders. We don’t have any predictions for the primary. The polls keep changing every day, which makes me question how accurate they are. Both candidates are good, we will stand behind whoever is chosen.”
Marty Colburn, city administrator, said, “We don’t take sides or get involved in parties. Our job is to run a fair and good election.”
Days before the primary, pollsters put former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. Rick Santorum as the leaders.
Besides Romney and Santorum, Republican candidates still running in the GOP primary are Congressman Ron Paul and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Voters must bring a photo ID. They are not required to declare a party for this election, but must choose a Democrat or Republican ballot. As the incumbent president, Democrat Barack Obama has no opposition in the primary.
Teresa Wren, owner of Kean’s Store Company on South Jefferson Street, said, “I never miss an election. I definitely plan on voting; it is very important to me.”
Location for the primary voting:
201 W. Ash St.
Mason, MI 48854