ESCANABA – Voting equipment in Delta County was tested this week for next week’s primary election Tuesday.
Delta County Clerk Nancy Kolich says they found issues with the ability of some polling areas to connect online to report vote totals. Otherwise, she said the equipment worked as expected.
“The equipment itself works really good. It’s brand new equipment and there is a lot of security with it,” Kolich said.
Kolich reminds voters that the August election is when the political parties choose candidates to run in the November election. That means you can only vote Democratic or Republican or – for the first time – Libertarian.
“The intention of this election is for each of the parties to nominate their candidates for the November election. in this election you have to vote one party whether it be Republican, Democratic or Libertarian,” said Kolich.
Kolich said the Libertarian Party received enough votes in the 2016 election to be on the primary ballot.
There are also several millage proposals Tuesday that anyone can vote in. There are road funding proposals in Baldwin and Fairbanks Townships and an operating millage renewal in Cornell Township. The Delta Transit Authority and Community Action Agency also have millage proposals.