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Election Day! Millages dominate ballots across NE MI

Submitted by on August 4, 2020 – 12:56 amNo Comment

It’s Election Day in Michigan.

Lawmakers and other elected officials are seeking constituent support; while schools, municipalities and others are asking voters to approve millages and bond issues for projects, operations and other purposes.

In northeast Michigan millages are dominating ballots in many locations, with fewer contested races.

Some residents of Alcona County are being asked to support as many as seven millage requests – both renewals and new levies. There are renewals for the MSU Extension and 4-H, roads, fire protection and school operations. And new requests for veterans, emergency and medical services and a sinking fund for schools.

Some voters in Montmorency County are being asked to support as many as six millages, including two renewals and four new levies. And voters in parts of Presque Isle County are being asked to support as many as five millages.

Meanwhile, there is just one millage request in Alpena County. It’s a new and larger levy for ambulance services that is being expanded to include funding for other things such as 911 operations.

The most highly anticipated race in the region might also be in Alpena County, where incumbent Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski is being challenged by his former undersheriff Terry King.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Results are expected to come slowly and very late into the night.