We are just days away from Michigan’s 2022 primary election. The polls will be open on Tuesday August 2, 2022 from 7am to 8pm.
To confirm you are registered, find your polling place and view a sample ballot, go to the Michigan Voter Information Center, a website run by the State of Michigan. By searching for your information, you can confirm which districts you reside in for state and local elections. The website also includes information about registering to vote if you have not done so already.
Local and County Millage Requests
Most Lowell-area residents will see two or more millage requests on their ballot. These include the following:
Kent County Senior Millage
This is a renewal request for a 0.5 millage that was originally approved in 1999. Money from the millage is used to provide services to more than 22,000 Kent County seniors each year. Funded programs include in-home care, transportation, delivered meals and other support services. If approved, the millage would run from 2022-2029. More information can be found on the Kent County Senior Millage website.
Kent County Veteran Services Millage
This is a renewal request for a 0.5 millage that was originally approved in 2014. Money from the millage is used for services provided through the Kent County Veterans Services Department. Funding provides emergency assistance and other programs to support county veterans. If approved, the millage would run from 2022-2029.
Lowell Charter Township Fire and Emergency Services Millage
This is a new request for a 1.0 millage that will help pay for fire and emergency services through the Lowell Area Fire Department. Only residents of Lowell Township will see this millage on their ballot. If approved, the millage would run from 2022-2029. More information is available in this press release.
Ada Township Public Safety Millage
This is a request for a 1.5 millage that will help pay for fire and police services in Ada Township. Of the amount requested, 0.9322 mills is a renewal of a previous millage and 0.4678 mills is an increase. Only residents of Ada Township will see this millage on their ballot. If approved, the millage would run from 2022-2026. More information is available on the Ada Township website.
Republican Primary Races
In the primary, voters can choose to vote in Democratic races or Republican races, but they cannot split their ticket between the two. In the August 2022 primary, only Republican races in the Lowell area are contested. Democratic candidates are running unopposed on most local ballots.
Republican voters will be able to choose four delegates to the county convention plus candidates in the following races. Click on each race to be taken to a page listing the candidates and their answers to questions about their legislative priorities: