New cards, same precincts for city’s voters

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — Heading into a presidential election cycle, city voters will soon receive new voter identification cards reflecting changes made during recent redistricting.

City Clerk Donna Breeding said that last year’s congressional redistricting — a revised map of representative districts following the population census report prepared every 10 years — resulted in some changes to voting district numbers.

“Everyone in the state of Michigan will receive a new voter ID card,” Breeding said.

Polling locations for the city’s 14 voting precincts will remain the same. Adjustments made to congressional districts do not affect the city, which remains entirely included in the 13th U.S. Congressional District.

Breeding said the new cards are expected to be in the mail to registered voters this week. The card is for reference; a photo identification is required for voting.

As of last week, Breeding said that no local offices or proposals are scheduled for this year’s elections.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)