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Election Day – Here’s What’s on the Ballot

It’s election day in a few Copper Country neighborhoods.

In Houghton County…
– Hancock School District voters will be asked to renew the basic 18 mill operating millage for 10 years.
– Voters in Adams Township are being asked to approve an eight-year renewal of a 0.3 mill levy that provides for maintenance of the Atlantic Mine and South Range cemeteries.
– Elm River Township voters have four millage renewals to consider – the General Fund millage at 1.9589 mills, the General Services millage for 0.9794 mills, the fire protection millage at 1.0 mill, and the road fund millage at one mill. All of those requests are for a six-year term.

In Baraga County…
– Arvon Township voters are being asked to approve two millages – 1.5 mills for four years to subsidize the fire department, and a two-year, 0.5 mill levy for maintenance of the Arvon Township Hall.
– L’Anse Township residents will vote on a proposed zoning change that could allow the development of wind energy projects in forested areas. A “yes” vote to adopt the ordinance would open the door to wind energy. A “no” vote would block wind energy development. The proposal remains on the ballot even though a developer that had considered installing windmills in the Huron Mountains has dropped the project.

There are no ballot issues in Keweenaw or Ontonagon Counties.

This will be the first election held under the new registration system approved in Proposal Three last November. Residents will be able sign up today with their township or city clerk, and cast ballots immediately. Voters who register today must bring proof of residency. A driver’s license or other photo ID with current address will suffice. Utility bills, bank statements and other government documents which include the voter’s name and address might also be acceptable.

To check what’s on the ballot in your precinct, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

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