Local voters do not follow national voting trend

By Eric Finkler

Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer

GRAND LEDGE, MI – Despite national trends that suggest a voter increase in elections, Grand Ledge government faces voter apathy. When confronted with questions about the local elections, which are to be held on Nov. 6, many residents claimed little knowledge or confessed to not following the campaigns. The comparison between those who vote in local government campaigns versus national elections is significant and reflects the lack of interest among the residents. Voting details:

Voting records on Eaton County’s website state that out of the 79,367 registered voters only 18 percent voted in the primaries that left the county with a total voter turnout of around 14,000 in August of this year.