Be sure to let your voice be heard and get out to vote on Aug. 6



       If you are reading this on Friday, June 28, there is only one more week for those not registered to vote to register.

          If you will be at least 18 years old at the time of the Aug. 6 Primary Election, and are a U.S. citizen and a resident of Hamtramck, march yourself to city hall or any secretary of state office and get yourself registered.

          The Primary Election has a wide-open field of candidates, many of whom are highly qualified to hold office.       

          The mayor’s race features three challengers taking on incumbent, Mayor Karen Majewski.

          Unfortunately, the Primary Election features just local races for office, so it’s likely that voter turnout will be low. Very low, if history is any guide.

          That’s a shame because we should not let just a few voters decide what’s best for our city. Hamtramck has 11,000 registered voters but we’re lucky if 1,500 voters bother to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

          Come on Hamtramck, you can do better.

          Besides the mayoral election, there are two separate city council races: one for three seats that are four-year terms, and one seat that is for two years.

          In the four-year term race the following candidates are running for council: Titus Walters, Richard Fabiszak, Councilmember Mohammed Hassan, Jewel Mohammed, Rashad Almasmari, Armani Asad, Susan Dunn-Rahdar, Andrea Karpinski, Showkat Choudhury and Anthony Liggett.

          (Voters can vote for no more than six candidates.)

          Facing off for the single two-year seat are: Darren Grow, Ian Perrotta, Darla Swint, Beverly Tran and Abu Musa.

          (Voters can vote for no more than one candidate.)

          And in the mayoral race, the following are in the running: Mayor Karen Majewski, Councilmembers Abdul Algazali and Cathie Gordon, and John Ulaj.

          (Voters can vote for no more than one candidate.)

          Get informed voters, and go vote on Aug. 6.


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