Christopher Taylor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Christopher Taylor will likely be Ann Arbor's next mayor. The 3rd Ward City Councilman won a four way Democratic Primary against three of his council colleagues Tuesday. Taylor received nearly 48 percent of the vote in claiming victory.

Stephen Kunselman
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Despite losing his bid to become Ann Arbor's next Mayor, Stephen Kunselman will continue to represent the 3rd Ward on City Council and plans to continue pushing for an increased focus on improved basic services. 

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Ruth Ann Jamnick beats  out three others in primary race to take seat currently held by Rolland Sizemore Jr.  


Fire protection and prevention measure passes 

Manchester Community Schools

Tax renewal for Manchester Community Schools passes by wide margin 


Less than 1,000 vote on tax question 

Conlin and Liem to face off in November  

With the retirement of the Honorable Donald Shelton, three candidates decided to make a run to serve as Judge in the 22nd Circuit Court. Pat Conlin and Veronique Liem are still in the race. Michael Woodyard is not.   

Owdziej and Van den Bergh top two vote-getters in five-way primary race. 

Sitting Judge Julia Owdziej and Tracy Van den Bergh    have won the right to face off in the November election for Washtenaw Probate Judge. 


Main Street Bridge, over the River Raisin, to be replaced 

Moore wins Republican Primary for right to face off with the Incumbent Democrat. 


Nearly three-quarters of voters give thumbs up to renewal of tax levies for Police and Fire protection.  

Edmonds Wins Ypsilanti Mayoral Primary

Aug 5, 2014
Bob Eccles / 89.1 WEMU News

Amanda Edmonds' victory over Ypsilanti city council member Pete Murdock and community activist Tyrone Bridges in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary election means she will almost certainly replace Paul Schreiber as Mayor after the November general election.

Edmonds has no declared opponent in the fall, and outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Depot Town Tuesday evening she said she looks forward to bringing the tone of the community and the voice of the people to council.


Tax renewals to pay for Law Enforcement Services and Fire Protection. 


Police and Fire Public Safety Services millage passes by nearly a 4-to-1 margin 

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Better than 60 percent of voters turn down withdrawal question. 

Voters in Freedom township have elected to stay in the Manchester Library District.  

 Follow up  here with Michigan Primary election results.  A recap of stories and reaction from the Washtenaw County Primary Elections is found below:


Mainstream GOP fights for House seats in Michigan  Backed by outside groups and their own fortunes, two insurgent Republicans are trying to knock off a pair of incumbent House members in Michigan's primary.     But it's not what you think.

Michigan voters deciding fate of business tax cut  Michigan voters will decide the fate of a years-long effort to end a state tax on manufacturing and small business equipment. 


Candidates for the Michigan Legislature are being chosen by voters in Tuesday's primary election.  Winners will face off in the November general election when control of the state House of Representatives will be at stake.  Republicans have controlled the House since 2010. A five-seat swing would be needed for Democrats to gain a majority there. The GOP holds a 59-50 edge. 

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Low voter turnout expected in Washtenaw County   

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Washtenaw County voters have an even dozen ballot proposals to decide today.

Many of them are police and fire millage renewals, but Manchester Community Schools voters are also being asked to OK a bond issue and millage renewal.

A couple of library-related proposals will also be decided.  The Chelsea District Library is asking for a millage increase, while in Freedom Township, voters are being asked whether they should withdraw from the Manchester District Library. 


Historic low voter turnout possible in Tuesday's primary

Voters head to the polls Tuesday for Michigan's primary election. Some observers say there could be a historically low number of people casting ballots.

"I think what we're seeing is we could have an election where we have about 13% to 15.1% of the people that are going to make a decision about what happens in the state on election day," said Matt Marsden with RevSix Data Systems, which is tracking absentee ballots.


Today is the last full day of campaigning before primary elections Tuesday. Voters will choose Republican and Democratic nominees for the November ballot. And, as we hear from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta, there is one statewide ballot question.   

Proposal One asks voters to ratify a plan by the Legislature to eliminate a tax on business equipment - the personal property tax -- and replace the lost revenue to local governments. 

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Low turnout likely with no marquee statewide race 

A lack of contested statewide races at the top of Michigan's primary ballot means turnout will be low - possibly extremely low.

Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Washtenaw County elections officials don't expect further legal challenges from an absentee ballot snafu in Ann Arbor's third ward.  A lot of work has gone into ensuring every vote can count.