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Delta County May 7th 2019 Election

DELTA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT MILLAGE PROPOSAL
For the purpose of funding road patrol, search and rescue services and operations of the Delta County Sheriff's Office and any other law enforcement purpose authorized by law, shall the County of Delta be authorized to levy an amount not to exceed 1.3 mills ($1.30 for each $1 ,000 of taxable value), of which 0.90 mill is a renewal of the previously authorized millage rate that expires in 2019 and 0.40 mill is new additional millage, against all taxable property within Delta County for a period of ten (10) years, 2020 to 2029, inclusive? The estimate of the revenue the County will collect in the first year of levy (2020) if the millage is approved and levied by the County is approximately $1,550,000. In accordance with state law, a small portion of the millage raised may be disbursed to the Local Downtown Development and Local Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities.

DELTA COUNTY 911 MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
For the purpose of providing continued funding to operate, furnish, and equip the Delta County 911 Emergency telephone answering and dispatch system, shall the County of Delta be authorized to renew the levy up to 0.75 mills ($.75 for each $1 ,000 of taxable value), against all taxable property within Delta County for a period of five (5) years, 2020 to 2024, inclusive? The estimate of the revenue the County would collect in the first year of levy (2020) if the millage is approved and levied in full by the County is approximately $875,000. In accordance with state law, a small portion of the millage raised may be disbursed to the Local Downtown Development and Local Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities.

BARK RIVER TOWNSHIP MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Shall the tax limitation on general ad valorem taxes within Bark River Township, Delta County, imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution, be increased by 1.0 mills ($1 per $1 ,000 of taxable value) for a period of 5 years, 2019 to 2023, inclusive for the purpose of Operation and Maintenance of Bark River Township Senior Center and Bark River Township Fire Department? The estimated revenue generated from the 1.0 mill that will be collected in the first year that the millage is authorized and levied will be $40,726.00.

BIG BAY DE NOC SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2019 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 19.7958 mills ($19.7958 on each $1 ,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Big Bay de Noc School District, Delta and Schoolcraft Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2020 to 2029, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2020 is approximately $1 (this is a renewal of the millage that will expire with the 2019 tax levy)?

Marquette County Voting Information

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

SPECIAL SPRING ELECTION

  • Last Day to Register by Mail - MONDAY, APRIL 22nd

Requests for absentee ballots can be downloaded from the Secretary of State's website

Registration details

  • Spring Election - Marquette County TUESDAY MAY, 7th 2019
    For the purpose of voting for a local School Proposal:

GWINN AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Gwinn Area Community Schools, Marquette County, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 1.75 mills ($1.75 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2019 to 2028, inclusive, to create a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings, for school security improvements, for the acquisition or upgrading of technology, for the purchase of real estate for sites and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2019 is approximately $509,673?

Vote 411 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE + Voter Information Contact: Sue Scheeneman
786-9261 or email: sscheeneman@chartermi.net

The League of Women Voters of Delta County would like to direct voters to a free, non-partisan voter resource, VOTE411.org. This resource was created to provide a personalized voting guide that includes up-to-date information the voter needs to cast his/her ballot.

The LWVDC urges voters in Delta County to prepare for the upcoming May 7 election by visiting VOTE411.org to read the proposals that will be on the ballot for the Delta County Law Enforcement Millage, the Delta County 911 Millage Renewal, the Bark River Township Millage and the Big Bay de Noc School District Operating Millage Renewal. Vote411.org also helps voters find their polling place, check voting hours, and read tips about voting in Michigan.

In addition, the LWVDC encourages voters to view the League face book page: http://www.facebook.com/DeltaCountyLeagueofWomenVoters/. Or, the League maintains a website at http.//lwvdeltacounty.org/. These pages are updated with the League's current activities and voting information.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that has worked since the early year of the last century to encourage informed and active participation in government. The organization works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes candidates or political parties. If you have an interest in government and voter education, please join us. New members are always welcome. Contact Ann at 786-3058 or Sue at 786-9261 or lwvdeltacounty@yahoo.com.