I have had the opportunity to talk to many people over the years about “who voted for who” during an election year. The most disturbing thing I run across is that some people think if they vote for someone that is un-opposed in the primary election, they don’t have to vote for that same person in the general election in November. That is a false assumption.

The primary election has been put in place to narrow the field of multiple candidates of each party to one candidate from each party. If the person you voted for does not have an opponent, you as the voter are still required to vote for that person again in the general election. Each office on the ballot should have a selected candidate marked. The general election seals the deal for one candidate or another. This is the regulation set down by the State of Michigan in election law so don’t let anyone tell you any different!

Betty Dermyer

Pinora Township