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Primary Election '08
(2008-08-05)
(wgvu) - In case you might have overlooked it, we have some decisions to make today---Primary Election day. But election observers figure the lack of a presidential contest or of controversial statewide ballot questions---may make a lot of people indifferent. Turnout estimates range from 20 to 25 per cent. So to pique your interest, and perhaps motivate you, here's a look at some of the impotant issues and offices on the ballot. State Representative---the men and women who make our laws---those offices are on the ballot today. Closer to home, at the county level, Sheriff and Prosecutor both vital to law enforcement, keeping us safe. There are County Commissioners, who live in the communities they represent and who look out for our interests at the county level. There's a jail millage issue for Kent County---just under .8 mills---to upgrade and modernize the jail---another key piece of law enforcement. Even closer to home---at the township level, many money questions millage renewals and increases, paying for police and fire protection; better street lighting; parks and recreation; libraries; even senior citizen activities. They are issues and offices that shape our daily lives. Polls are open until 8pm, and remember you do need a picture ID or you'll be required to sign an affadavit to vote. Results for you tomorrow on Morning Edition West Michigan and online at http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wgvu/news.newsmain?action=section&SECTION_ID=1

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