By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
SOUTHGATE — Some voters in Southgate will cast ballots this year at a new polling location as one precinct has been moved from a now-closed school that had been used in the past.
According to a spokeswoman for the city clerk’s office, voters in Precinct 2 — bordered by North Line Road, Fort Street, Superior Avenue and Trenton Road —will cast ballots at Christ the King Church, 15600 Road. The precinct was previously based at Chormann Elementary School, which was one of three Southgate schools that closed this year.
The other two schools — Gerisch Middle School and North Pointe Elementary — will continue serving as polling locations for, respectively, Precincts 10 and 14. The spokeswoman said those precincts will remain for the November general election.
Voters in Southgate will be asked to fill seven two-year terms on the city council from among 12 candidates: incumbents Bill Colovos, Patricia Ganzberger, Karen George and Dale Zemecki are seeking re-election; challengers include Ernest Abercrombie, Sheryl Denham, Gerald Dusik, Mark Farrah, Edward Gawlick Jr., John Graziani, Altinia Kandrevas and Dino Papadopoulos. The offices of mayor and treasurer are uncontested by incumbents Joseph Kuspa and James Dallos, and Councilwoman Jan Ferencz is running unopposed for clerk.
About 16 percent of eligible voters cast ballots during the last general election in 2011, which included contested races for city council and a millage renewal.
All other precincts will remain the same. Voters with questions about the ballot or polling location may contact the city clerk’s office at 734-258-3015 or go to the state elections website at www.michigan.gov/sos. Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
(James Mitchell can be reached at [email protected])