August elections to be held Tuesday across Upper Michigan

Voting booth, Photo Date: November 5, 2012 / Cropped Photo: Lindsay D’Addato / WyoFile / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
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UPPER MICHIGAN, (WLUC) - Tuesday residents across the Upper Peninsula will be casting their ballots for the August election, although there are not many communities with proposals on the ballot.

Some of the biggest election results to be aware of include a Sinking Fund Millage for Gwinn Area Community Schools. This fund is specifically spent only on repairs, replacements, and upgrades for infrastructure, as well as technology and other items in the district. If approved, the proposed millage increase would include 1.75 mills for 10 years.

Another sinking fund proposal will appear on the ballot for the Mid Peninsula School District, also for school improvements. The millage, if approved, would be 2.0 mills for 10 years.

Houghton County residents will be voting on a bonding proposal at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools. The school is looking to borrow $4,685,000, at an estimated millage of 4.20 mills for 21 years, for school improvements.

A bonding proposal is also on the ballot in Calumet to purchase snow removal equipment and to construct a public works garage. The village is looking to borrow $500,000 to do such.

For the first time in Michigan, voters will be able to register to vote the day of Tuesday’s election, thanks to proposal 3 in November 2018’s election. To register, simply bring a proof of residency to your local clerk’s office.

Michigan residents will also be automatically be registered to vote when interacting with the state regarding driver’s license or state ID card, unless the person declines.

Voters also had the opportunity to use a no-excuse absentee ballot during the 40 days before an election.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time Tuesday, August 6.

To view what will be appearing on the ballot Tuesday, click here