Local parties prepare for lack of straight-party voting

September 25, 2018

Reactions to lack of a straight-party vote from the two local prominent party chairpersons range as the November midterm election approaches closer and closer.

The reactions, and what the Democrats and Republicans of Mason County are doing because of it, are a mix of encouragement and education.

“We think where we are, as a party, going to help get people educated. … We are encouraging people to take the absentee ballot, so that they have it and they can study it,” said Ed Miller, chairman of the Mason County Democratic Party. “We think there will be some longer lines at polling places. We hope they don’t forget about the races for the Michigan Supreme Court or the college boards of trustees.”

Miller’s counterpart, Mason County Republican Party Chairwoman Rose Deloof said voters will need to be careful when they go to the polls.

“It hasn’t been done before. This is a whole new territory,” she said.

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