Mich. voters to pick presidential delegates next week

Michigan voters will be going to the polls next week to choose from either the slew of presidential candidates running for the state's 30 Republican Party delegates or the incumbent president as the lone Democratic Party candidate. Olive Township voters will see a fire-emergency millage renewal on their ballot.
Mark Brooky
Feb 23, 2012

The state’s Presidential Primary is Tuesday, Feb. 28. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are 11 names on the Republican Party ballot: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Fred Krager, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum — although some of the candidates have either dropped out of the race or suspended their campaigns.

After a brief mid-winter lull, the Republican field will be on a cross-country series of nine primaries and four caucuses between Feb. 28 and March 6, called Super Tuesday because of the 10 state primaries and caucuses held that day. At stake are 518 delegates — more than three times the number awarded so far in the competition to pick a GOP opponent for President Barack Obama.

Ottawa County proposals

There are also four proposals on the ballot in two Ottawa County townships and a school district on Feb. 28.

— Olive Township voters will be asked to renew a 1-mill levy for four years to fund the township’s firefighting and emergency services. Township officials said, if passed, it will raise an estimated $155,570 in the first year of the tax.

— Allendale Township voters will consider a zoning referendum. Adopted by the Township Board on Feb. 2, passage of the proposition would allow property near the northwest corner of 48th Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive to be rezoned from a planned industrial district to permit the expansion of the University Park Planned Unit Development.

— Voters in the Zeeland Public Schools district will be asked to continue an 18-mill operating millage. The millage exempts principal residences and other properties exempted by law.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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