County government upheaval likely

By KAREN HOPPER USHER
Capital News Service
LANSING — A lot of new faces will be in county boardrooms come January. More than 130 county commissioner seats statewide will be filled by people new to their jobs — a 21 percent turnover rate, according to the Michigan Association of Counties. And that’s just because of the August primary. In the November general election, 145 more seats remain in contention. If all of them get new commissioners, that would be a turnover rate of 44 percent, said John Amrhein, a public policy educator at Michigan State University Extension.

2016 presidential candidates face off in presidential primaries

By Kevyn Collier-Roberts
Listen Up Lansing Staff Reporter

With Super Tuesday at a close, the results from the primary elections have set the tone for the beginning of the race, separating the weak from the strong. However, voters all across the state of Michigan are anticipating their turn to cast their votes and have their voices heard in the primary election on March 8. Any registered voter in Michigan is able to participate in the primary election. According to the law, it is required that voters make their ballot selection either in writing by completing the Application to Vote/Ballot Selection on Election Day, or on the Absent Voter Ballot Application form if they are unable to be present on the primary election date. Seeing as though this is the first election as President Obama’s term comes to an end, it is rather important for voters to participate in the various voting opportunities coming up this year.