MARQUETTE — Officials with the City of Marquette are switching a polling location for the upcoming Presidential Primary.
Three of the precincts usually vote at the National Guard Armory in Marquette, but the armory is currently not available. That’s because the armory is dealing with a lead dust residue issue.
The dust issue stems from the armory’s former use as a firing range. So, with the armory unavailable for rent, city officials had to come up with another polling place.
And they did, the former home of the U.P. SportsPlex.
The SportsPlex is divided into different areas. It’s almost the exact size we needed to fit that many people for voting,” said Marquette City Clerk Kris Hazeres. “It works perfectly. The city owns it so we’re saving taxpayers money. The biggest thing is that it should be seamless. It’s across the street.”
The city is also mailing out new Voter ID cards for the people in Precincts 3, 4 & 5. The Michigan Presidential Primary is set for March 8th.
You can view the voting map for the City of Marquette by clicking HERE.