By DEB WUETHRICH
Tecumseh City Clerk Laura Caterina said that getting to the correct polling station is the first step for city voters for the Tuesday, Aug. 5 primary election.
“Some people are confused,” Caterina said. “Whenever we go from a consolidated election [such as the school election held in May] to a traditional election, people aren’t sure where they’re supposed to vote.”
For a traditional election, Tecumseh is divided into four precincts. Precincts 1 and 3 vote at the Tecumseh Community Center, 703 E. Chicago Boulevard; Precinct 2 votes at the Tecumseh Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Maumee Street; and Precinct 4 votes at the Harold Easton Emergency Services Building, 101 E. Russell Road. Caterina said maps will be posted at the various sites to help residents determine their correct precincts if they are unsure. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The City Clerk’s office also will be open on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will be the last day to request absentee ballots that can be voted outside the office. Caterina said sample ballots for the primary election also are available in the Clerk’s office at City Hall.
City voters will cast ballots, along with all county residents, on a Senior Citizen Millage Renewal for operation of the Lenawee County Department on Aging. They will also narrow the candidates for Lenawee County Sheriff from the following: Republicans John B. Birdwell, Cletus B. Smith, and Jack Welsh; Democrats Steve Beaubien, Gail Dotson, Adolio Q. Navarro, Jr., Thomas Popejoy, Jr., and Larry Weeks.
Also on the ballot is a race between two Democrats hoping to unseat Congressman Tim Walberg this fall to represent the 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. State Senator Mark Schauer faces off against Sharon Renier.