Ontonagon County votes on millages, candidates

The proposals, created to handle pension payments to hospital retirees has an equal chance of passing or failing
The community of Ontonagon stepped into voting areas across the county, voting both for...
The community of Ontonagon stepped into voting areas across the county, voting both for candidates and 2 mills that aim to handle pension payments to the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.(WLUC)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:34 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) - Voting took place all across Ontonagon County on Election Day, including at the Ontonagon Township Library.

By 3:00 p.m., 617 votes were submitted at the library, with 50 to 60 absentee ballots still to be processed. Polling officials say that it is on track to be a normal turnout, which is usually around 1,200 people.

Voters had decisions to make on multiple millage proposals. This includes two specific millages related to handling the pension payments for employees who retire from the former Ontonagon Memorial Hospital.

The first is a proposal of 20 mills, only to be collected at the village level, and the second is county-wide at two mills.

The village level millage was voted down 70 percent to 30 percent.

The county-wide millage was also voted down 67 percent to 33 percent.

Click here for live updates on election results.

Copyright 2022 WLUC. All rights reserved.