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The deadline to turn in paperwork to get on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot has passed, however, the unofficial ballot likely will change.
Those who change their mind have two days to withdraw, and township clerks have until Monday, April 25 to get all of their candidates names to the Barry County Clerk.

In many cases the primary election determines who will win a seat. If two Republicans face off, and there is no Democratic opposition, the winner is assured of election in November.  

What follows is the primary ballot so far for Barry County Commission, elected officials, the City of Hastings and Middleville.
Updates will be added when the ballot is finalized.

County Commission:
District 1: Howard R. Gibson, Jerry Sarver
District 2: Dan Parker, Nick Wake
District 3: David Jackson
District 4: Jon Smelker
District 5: Ben Geiger, Mark Noteboom, Bob Vanderboegh (all Republicans)
District 6: Vivian Lee Conner
District 7: Heather Lynn Wing

Elected Officials:
Sheriff: Dar Leaf, Robert Jordan
Register of Deeds: Barbara D. Hurless
County Clerk: Pam Palmer, Craig Stolsonburg
Prosecutor: Julie Nakfoor-Pratt
Drain Commissioner: Russ Yarger, Mark Doster, Jim Dull
Treasurer: Susan Vandecar

City of Hastings:
Mayor: David J. Tossava
1st Ward: Therese Maupin-Moore
2nd Ward: John Resseguie, (Rep) William Westerveld (Rep)
3rd Ward: Donald Bowers
4th Ward: Willard Redman
Board of Review: Tom Wilt, Donald Tubbs, Melissa Winick

Village of Middleville:
Charles Pullen is running for president, Sherry Lynn Ronning for trustee.

Township millage requests:
Barry Township asks for renewal of 2 mills for fire protection for 2016 through 2019 which would raise $230,000 the first year.
And, also 2 mills for police protection for 2016 through 2019 which would raise $230,000 the first year.

Hope Township asks for renewal of 1 mill for fire protection and cemetery maintenance (.75 mill for fire and .25 mill for cemetery) from 2016 through 2019, which would raise $124,622.29 the first year. And, also, renewal of 1 mill for road repair, maintenance and operating expenses, which would raise $124,622.29 the first year.

Barry County wide millage: Charlton Park asks for new additional millage for operation and maintenance of Historic Charlton Park Village, Museum and Recreation Area of 0.3750 mills, which would raise $767,476 the first year, $755,298 which would be disbursed to Charlton Park.
 

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