You may not know this, but today is Election Day in many places in Michigan. There are primary elections for municipal offices in a wide scattering of communities. In Sharon Township in Washtenaw County, there’s an effort to recall a couple local officials over a bad hiring decision some residents think they made.
And you owe it to yourself to find out what’s on the ballot where you live, and then go to the polls and vote. Most people who are eligible won’t do that today, so your vote will have more influence than it would in some elections.
Local elections sometimes have more impact on our lives that elections that get more press. And if you live in the Oakland County suburb of Troy, today’s election will have the biggest impact of all.
Last year Troy, a mostly affluent, white-collar suburb, voted to abolish its library. Granted, the ballot proposal was somewhat confusing, but that is what they did. Now, they have one last chance.