Elections

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Secretary of State’s Office is bringing its mobile branch office to the Upper Peninsula this week to register voters.

The three stops are part of an 18-campus ExpressSOS Voter Registration Drive. 

Monday the van will be at Michigan Technological University from noon to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Union Building.

Wednesday the mobile office will stop at Northern Michigan University.  It will register voters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic Mall.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Marijuana won't be on Michigan's statewide ballot in November.  

The state appeals court and the Michigan Supreme Court each turned down appeals Wednesday by a group trying to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

A group called the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee submitted 354,000 signatures, apparently enough to get marijuana on the ballot.

But the Board of State Canvassers said more than 200,000 were collected outside a 180-day period, a decision that left the group short of enough names.

The three candidates for Marquette County Sheriff--Mike Klein, Greg Zyburt, and Lowell Larson--took 

some time to answer four questions asked by Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton.  The questions were:

The following is a list of contested races and ballot proposals for counties in the Public Radio 90 listening 

area:

Congressional

Alger

Baraga

Delta

Dickinson

Delta County

Jul 27, 2016

DELTA COUNTY

.3 mills over 10 years for recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste disposal programs 

Yes--4,247   No--2,762

County Commissioner—3rd District—Democrat

Mary K. Harrington--196

Theresa A. Nelson--329

County Commissioner—5th District—Democrat

David J. Rivard--456

Nora Viau--231

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Baldwin Township

Gogebic County

Jul 27, 2016

GOGEBIC COUNTY

Sheriff—Democrat

Gordon Koski--216

Pete Matonich--1,971

Renewal of .3 mills over 4 years for the Gogebic County Transit System

Yes--2,295   No--495

Renewal of .6 mills over 4 years for senior programs

Yes--2,274   No--500

Renewal of .4 mills over 5 years for the Gogebic County Medical Care Facility

Yes--2,140   No--649

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Bessemer Township

Dickinson County

Jul 27, 2016

DICKINSON COUNTY

.1 mills over 5 years for operation of the Dickinson Conservation District

Yes--1,829   No--3,643

.07 mills over 5 years for 4H programs through MSU Extension services

Yes--2,258   No--3,245

Dickinson County property tax limitation:

Iron County

Jul 27, 2016

IRON COUNTY

County Road Commissioner—Democrat

Charles Battan--562

Darla Bonno--337

Susan Clisch--475

Rosalie A. King--367

18 mills over 20 years for West Iron County Public School District operations

Yes--571   No--324

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City of Crystal Falls

Renewal of 1.5 mills over 3 years for fire protection services

Yes--124   No--30

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Keweenaw County

Jul 27, 2016

KEWEENAW COUNTY

County Commissioner—5th District—Democrat

Randy L. Eckloff--30

Sandra S. Gayk--32

Renewal of .5 mills over 4 years for Courthouse/Jail buildings and grounds improvements

Yes--415   No--158

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Eagle Harbor Township

Renewal of 3 mills over 4 years for township operations

Yes--82   No--34

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Grant Township

Congressional races

Jul 27, 2016

1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Republican

Jason Allen--25,604

Jack Bergman--33,624

Tom Casperson--27,811

Democrat

Jerry Cannon--12,539

Lon Johnson--31,677

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STATE LEGISLATURE, 109TH DISTRICT

Republican

Melody Joy Wagner Patterson--1,882

Kevin W. Pfister--2,600

Democrat

John Kivela--7,168

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