Voters support pool millage; Trump, Sanders win statewide in primary


Approximately 40 percent of voters in the City of Tecumseh participated in the March 8 election. Ballot issues were renewing the millage for the Tecumseh Community Pool and the presidential primaries.

The millage passed 3,850 to 1,298 by voters in all twelve precincts in the Tecumseh School District. In the city, 2,034 residents voted in favor and 493 voted opposed. The millage was a renewal of a .25 mill in order to pay for updates to the pool, including installing a new air handling system and other maintenance costs. Approximately $142,000 will be used towards the pool’s upkeep annually for the next five years. 74.79 percent of voters in all twelve precincts voted in favor, and 25.21 percent were opposed. 80.49 percent of voters in the city voted “yes” to the millage, while 19.51 percent voted “no.”

“I’m absolutely thrilled with the support of the community,” Tecumseh Public Schools superintendent Kelly Coffin said. “It passed with such a big margin, and it’s just another reason why Tecumseh is such a wonderful place to life. This money is really going to support the pool, so we can continue to operate and expand throughout the community.”

The Ridgeway Township proposition to renew a halt-mill levy and request a half-mill increase for the fire department passed, with 322 voters in favor and 117 opposed. 73.35 percent of voters said “yes” to the increase, while 26.65 said “no.” The renewal of the half-mill will be used for everyday operations for the Ridgeway Township Fire Department, and the half-mill increase will be saved to purchase a new fire truck in the near future.

Donald Trump won the Republican primary election in the City of Tecumseh, Lenawee County and in Michigan, with a total of 500 votes throughout the city, 5,167 votes in Lenawee County, and 481,296 votes in the state. Throughout the city, 34.51 percent of voters chose Trump. In the county, 35.88 percent of voters chose Trump, while 36.5 percent of voters voted for him statewide.

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary election in the City, Lenawee County and in Michigan, with a total of 612 votes in the City, 4,256 votes throughout the county, and 590,386 votes in the state. Sanders had 58.90 percent of voters vote for him citywide and 53.85 percent of voters in the county, while 49.9 percent of voters chose him statewide.

More than 2.4 million Michigan voters turned up at the primary election, breaking the 1972 record of 1.9 million. In areas of Michigan, turnout was so high that precincts, such as those in Redford, Ingham, and Kent Counties, were running out of ballots. In Lenawee County, a total of 31.51 percent of voters participated in this year’s primary election.


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