Voters from five counties in northeast Michigan will be headed to the polls on Tuesday.
Residents of Alpena County will be asked to support the renewal of a telephone surcharge; while voters in Cheboygan, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties will consider the same school-related millage renewal.
Alpena County is asking for a 5-year renewal of a telephone surcharge that helps fund 911 operations. The surcharge raises an estimated $900,000 to $1 million annually for 911 services, facilities, equipment and operations.
The renewal would allow the county to charge up to $3 a month on all phone lines, including landlines, wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The renewal period would start January 1, 2022 and end December 31, 2026.
The Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District is asking voters to support the renewal of a 0.6418 millage that funds services and programs for students with disabilities. The ESD is asking for a 6-year renewal. The millage raises approximately $2.3 million annually and can only be used for special ed services.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.