ELECTIONS AND VOTING

 

Election Dates

 
 
2020 Election Dates

March 10, 2020           

Presidential Primary Election                

Closed Primary - Last Day to Register other than in-person- February 24, 2020
May 5, 2020 Special School Election (cancelled)
Last Day to Register other than in-person - April 20, 2020 
August 4, 2020 

State Primary Election                

Last Day to Register other than in-person - July 20, 2020
November 3, 2020

State General Election        

Last Day to Register other than in-person - October 19, 2020 

For a Complete listing of Election dates and deadlines including candidate and proposal filings, follow this link: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633---,00.html

 

City General Election - November 5, 2019

 

  NOTICE OF REGISTRATION

FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020

GRATIOT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF GRATIOT COUNTY:

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of Gratiot County who are not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the Township or City Clerk, the Gratiot County Clerk’s office, or the Secretary of State driver’s license bureau during regular business hours.  Registration may also be made at the specified agency for clients receiving services through the Human Services Department, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Works and some offices of the Commission for the Blind and at the military recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the armed forces.  Registration by mail may be used by obtaining and completing a Mail Voter Registration Application at www.mi.gov/vote and forwarding to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.  Lastly, those already registered may update their voter registration at www.expressSOS.com.     

 

The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Tuesday July 21, 2020.   After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492 at the following:

 

Clerk Information:

Municipality

Address

Hours on Saturday, August 1st

Hours on Sunday, August 2nd

Hours on Tuesday August 4th

City of Alma

525 E. Superior St. Alma

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Arcada Township

3290 W Tyler Rd. Alma

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Bethany Township

9958 Blair Rd, Breckenridge

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Elba Township

109 Oak St. Ashley

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Emerson Township

2976 N. Baldwin Rd. Ithaca

 

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Fulton Township

3425 W. Cleveland Rd, Perrinton

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Hamilton Township

7853 E. Fillmore Rd. Ithaca

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

City of Ithaca

129 W. Emerson, Ithaca

8:00am-4:00pm

 

7:00 am-8:00pm

Lafayette Township

4426 N Ransom Rd, Breckenridge

 

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

New Haven Township

3080 S. Ferris, Sumner

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Newark Township

3239 S. Begole Rd, Ithaca

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

North Shade Township

11666 Cleveland Rd, Carson City

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

North Star Township

3064 S. Crapo Rd, Ithaca

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Pine River Township

1495 W. Monroe Rd, St. Louis

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Seville Township

8143 W. Madison Rd, Elwell

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

City of St. Louis

300 N. Mill St, St. Louis

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Sumner Township

8644 W. Polk Rd, Sumner

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Washington Township

7338 S. Crapo Rd. Ashley

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

Wheeler Township

8510 E. Monroe Rd, Wheeler

8:00am-4:00pm

7:00 am-8:00pm

 


 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Gratiot County will be voting on candidates seeking nomination to the following offices and Voting on the following proposals:

    

CANDIDATES

 

CONGRESSIONAL:

US Senator – 6 Year Term

4th District Rep in Congress - 2 Year Term

 

LEGISLATIVE:                                          

70th District State Rep - 2 Year Term

93rd District State Rep - 2 Year Term           

 

COUNTY:

Prosecuting Attorney – 4 Year Term

Sheriff – 4 Year Term

County Clerk – 4 Year Term

Treasurer – 4 Year Term

Register of Deeds – 4 Year Term

County Road Commissioner - 6 Year Term

Drain Commissioner – 4 Year Term

County Commissioner – 2 Year Term

 

ALL TOWNSHIPS:                                                

Supervisor – 4 Year Term

Clerk – 4 Year Term

Treasurer – 4 Year Term

Trustees – 4 Year Term

 

PRECINCT DELEGATES:

Republican and Democratic Delegates to County Convention - 2 Year Term

 

 

 PROPOSALS:

County:

Gratiot County Parks, Trails, and Recreation Program Millage Proposal

 

City:

City of Ithaca proposed Amendment to Chapter VIII, Section A of the Charter of the City of Ithaca.  Emergency Services Charter Amendment Proposal

 

City of Ithaca proposed Amendment of Sections C and D of Chapter VI of the Charter of the City of Ithaca.  Charter Amendment Proposal

 

Township:

Emerson:

Fire and Rescue Millage

Road Construction and Maintenance Millage

 

Fulton:

Millage Renewal Road, Street, and Bridge Improvements and Maintenance

 

Lafayette:

Roads And Bridges Millage

 

North Shade:

Renewal in Emergency Rescue and Fire Protection Services Millage

Renewal in Road and Bridge Millage

 

North Star:

Fire And Rescue Extra Voted Millage Renewal

 

Seville Township:

Zoning Ordinance Amendment Referendum

PROPOSALS Continued

Schools:

 

Breckenridge Community Schools:

Breckenridge Community Schools General Obligation Unlimited Tax Bond Proposal for Building and Site proposes in the amount of not to exceed $14,950,000

 

Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the administrative offices of Breckenridge Community Schools, 700 Wright Street, Breckenridge, Michigan 48615, telephone: (989) 842-3182 

 

Please take further notice that the bonds of the school district, if approved by a majority vote of the electors at this election, will be general obligation unlimited tax bonds payable from general AD Valorem Taxes.

 

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools

Operating Millage Renewal Proposal exempting principal residence and other property exempted by Law 18 Mills for 5 Years

 

Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the administrative offices of  Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, 213 E. Sherman Street, Carson City, Michigan 48811-0780, telephone: (989) 584.3138

 

 

 

Fulton Schools:

I. Fulton Schools General Obligation unlimited Tax Bond Proposal for Building and Site Purposes in the amount of not to exceed $9,460,000

II. Fulton Schools General Obligation unlimited Tax Bond Proposal for Building and Site Purposes in the amount of not to exceed $10,230,000

 

 

Ithaca Public Schools:

Ithaca Public Schools General Obligation Unlimited Tax Bond Proposal for Building and Site Purposes in the amount of not to exceed $30,000,000

 

Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the administrative offices of Ithaca Public Schools, 710 North Union Street, Ithaca, Michigan 48847-1314, telephone: (989) 875-3700.

 

Please take further notice that the bonds of the school district, if approved by a majority vote of the electors at this election, will be general obligation unlimited tax bonds payable from general AD Valorem Taxes

 

 

 

 

Proposals Continued:

Merrill Community School District Bond Proposal:

Shall the Merrill Community School District, Counties of Saginaw, Midland and Gratiot, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Six Million Three Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($6,325,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of:

·         remodeling existing School District buildings, including security, roofs, toilet rooms, preschool classrooms, electrical, mechanical and plumbing improvements;

·         equipping, furnishing, reequipping and refurnishing School District buildings and acquiring buses;

·         improving and developing sites, including playground and outdoor athletic facilities; and

·         acquiring and installing technology infrastructure and equipment?

The estimated millage to be levied in 2020 to service this issue of bonds is 1.48 mills ($1.48 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 2.83 mills ($2.83 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds may be issued in one or more series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed 10 years from the date of issue of such series.

The School District currently has $13,990,000 of qualified bonds outstanding and $ 0 qualified loans outstanding under the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program. The School District does not expect to borrow from the program to pay debt service on these bonds. The millage rate may change based on changes in circumstances.

(Under State law, bond proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance or repair costs or other School District operating expenses.)

 

 

Full Ballot Proposals can be found at www.gratiotmi.com.

 

 

Angie Thompson, Gratiot County Clerk 989-875-5215

Pursuant to MCL 168.498.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY OF ITHACA ON TUESDAY, August 4, 2020. 

THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00AM TO 8:00PM AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:

                                Ithaca Community Center

                                120 N. Maple Street, Ithaca, Michigan 48847

 

Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk or go to www.mi.gov/vote  to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot.

 

All electors who are registered with the City Clerk in which they reside are eligible to vote at this election.  Sample ballots can be found at www.mi.gov/vote.  To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions will be available in audio format and in Braille.  Arrangements for obtaining the instruction in these alternative formats can be made by contacting the City Clerk in advance of the election.  The polling location is accessible for voters with disabilities.

Barbara Fandell

City Clerk

 

 
 


 

Absentee Voting

 
Absentee voting is available to registered voters who qualify for an absentee ballot under Michigan law.   The City of Ithaca also maintains a permanent absentee voting list for voters who qualify and would like the application automatically mailed to them for each election. 
 
To obtain an absentee ballot, contact the City Clerk or Deputy Clerk to file an application.  Applications are also available online at http://michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf
 
Voters in need of an absentee ballot request one by doing the following:

Your request for an absentee voter ballot must be in writing and submitted to your city clerk. Absentee applications may be obtained from the local clerk, County Clerk, Secretary of State office or online at www.mi.gov/vote.  Requests to have an absentee voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the City Clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.

You must be a registered voter to receive an absentee ballot. Requests for absentee voter ballots are processed immediately. Absentee voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city residence.
 
Absentee ballots may also be obtained by making application in person at the Ithaca City Hall.  Photo identification or a signed affidavit of identity is required to obtain a ballot. 
 
The Ithaca City Hall is open on the Saturday and Sunday prior to any election from the hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm for absentee ballot requests and registering to vote.   Voters needing to obtain an absentee ballot on the Monday before the election, must do so in person at Ithaca City Hall between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. 
 
For further information contact clerk@ithacami.com  or call 989-875-3200.

 

Register to Vote

 
 

Are You a Registerd Voter for the City of Ithaca? 


You can register to vote at City Hall, the Gratiot County Clerk's office or at any Secretary of State office or State online system. You must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years or older, and your permanent address must be in the City of Ithaca.  Persons who are 17 years of age and will turn 18 between the last day to register to vote and Election day, may register to vote in the election, but must do so prior to the close of the last day to register.


Voters who find it difficult to attend the polls, may vote by absentee or request to be placed on the permanent absentee list.   Placing yourself on the permanent absentee list will ensure that an absentee ballot application will be sent to you for each election.
 
It is then your choice to file it or vote at the polls.
 
Please contact the City Clerk at 875-3200 or clerk@ithacami.com for more information. 


 



 
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