2022 election

Ionia, Montcalm counties enjoy large turnout, smooth election

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Multiple candidates and ballot issues both local and statewide brought voters out in force on Tuesday.

Ionia County saw a nearly 57% voter turnout in the general election while Montcalm County saw nearly 53%.

Feeney defeats Voet in race for Michigan Court of Appeals

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An Ionia County judge lost to a Kent County judge in a race to be elected to a Michigan Court of Appeals seat.

Kathleen Feeney, 60, of Rockford received 57% of the vote over Raymond Voet, 60, of Ionia, according to a MIRS report. Feeney is a judge for Kent County Circuit Court while Voet is the judge of Ionia County District Court.

Not yet old enough to vote, Greenville students learn from mock election

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As voters make their way to the polls to decide the results of today’s midterm elections, there’s one contingent of the population whose voice goes largely unheard: high school students. 

With the majority of students at Greenville High School yet to turn 18, elections come and go with little thought or sense of consequence given from your average teenager.