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Tech on Tuesday: Election Education

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“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln.

Don’t want to sit on a blistered behind? Then it’s time to do your homework before casting your vote in the primary election next week!

We know the number of candidates to choose from on the ballot this August can make finding a candidate you believe in overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with your election education.

Last week we launched a new on our website to help you learn about the candidates vying for your vote. 

On our election page, you can learn about each candidates’ background, endorsements they’ve received and an overview of where they stand on important issues. You’ll also find links to each candidates’ campaign website and social media pages to help you dig deeper to find the right candidate for you.

We’ve also included resources for you to look up your own ballot to see the local races and proposals you’ll be voting on next Tuesday.

There’s also a section dedicated to school proposals we’ll be following on Election Day, where you can read the official ballot language for each school seeking a millage or bond.

After the election on Aug. 7, our web team will be hard at work updating the webpage with ballot proposals and candidates, including third party candidates, that will appear on the November ballot.

Make sure to follow Northern Michigan’s Election Leader next Tuesday night for the latest election news and race results.