DEARBORN — Absentee ballots are available to Dearborn voters through 4 p.m. Aug. 4 for the Aug. 7 primary election.
Candidates for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, a state senator representing Dearborn and a county commissioner representing Dearborn will be on the ballot. Winners will go onto the general election in November.
Voters also are being asked to decide on a funding method for the remaining portion of the city’s sewer separation construction project, commonly known as the CSO project, which is mandated by the federal government. More than $300 million has been spent on the project since 2004, including for new sewers, water mains and residential roads.
Voters will see a proposal on the Aug. 7 ballot to pay for the final phase of the CSO project via a property tax. Because the city has no choice but to fund the remaining phase of the CSO project, if the property tax proposal fails in the primary, the $60 million cost will be placed on water bills for all users.
More information, including a calculator to compare the property tax cost and water bill costs to individual households, go to www.cityofdearborn.org.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 7. A sample ballot for voters to review before going to the polls is also available at http://cityofdearborn.org/documents/city-departments/city-clerk/elections/4552-sample-ballot-aug-7-2018-primary-election/file.
Clerk’s Office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
The City Clerk’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Aug. 3, and will be open special hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 to assist people with checking on their voter registration, finding out what precinct they are in or with voting by absentee ballot. Aug. 4 is the last day to request an absentee ballot.
The Clerk’s Office may be reached at 313-943-2030. It is in the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.
Absentee ballot information
Registered voters who would like to request an absentee ballot may do so in person at the City Clerk’s Office. The form is also available at www.cityofdearborn.org. Search for “absentee voter.”
Absentee ballots can be turned into the Clerk’s Office until 8 p.m. Aug. 7
It is a felony to try to influence a voter while they are voting.