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Stateside Podcast: County clerks on the Michigan primary

people in voting booths
Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

It's Primary Election Day in Michigan today. And the people who make sure that elections go to plan are process-oriented, data-driven, election experts. 

They're our elected county clerks.

Today, we’re going to check in with two county clerks – a Democrat and a Republican –  about how today’s primary process is shaping up, and how their jobs are shifting in a contentious political era.


Barb Byrum, Ingham County clerk

Justin Roebuck, Ottawa County clerk


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Music in this episode is byBlue Dot Sessions.

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Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Public in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the summer of 2020.