Michigan Primary Election 2023 Preview

Illustration by Emma Crevier

The Michigan Primary Election is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8 and items on the ballot for St. Joseph County will include the Three Rivers mayoral race for city residents, as well as a Colon Community Schools operating millage renewal proposal for residents of Colon, Burr Oak, Nottawa and Leonidas Townships. Polls will open Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.

A look at the Three Rivers ballot

City of Three Rivers mayoral candidates include Natelege Zaritz, Vernis Mims Jr., and incumbent Tom Lowry

Local proposals

Colon Community Schools is proposing a millage renewal of 18.561 mills for a period of 10 years from 2024 to 2033. This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2023 tax levy.

Full text of the ballot proposals may be obtained at the administrative offices of the respective authorities: Colon Community Schools, 400 Dallas St, Colon, MI 49040-9318, telephone number 269.432.3231; Branch County, 31 Division St. Coldwater, MI 49036, telephone number 517.279.4306; Kalamazoo County, 201 West Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, telephone number 269.383.8840; St. Joseph County, 125 West Main Street, Centreville, MI 49032, telephone number 269.467.5603; or at www.stjosephcountymi.org.

Polling locations in St. Joseph County:

(Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on August 8)

Colon Township — Township Hall – 132 N. Blackstone Ave. 

Leonidas Township — Township Hall – 30970 King Rd. 

Three Rivers City — Riverside Church, 207 E. Michigan Avenue