U.P. School Districts vote on millage renewals

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging voters to get out to the polls tonight and vote on local issues.

A few U.P. school districts have measures on the ballot for millage renewals and other proposals.

In Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft Counties, voters will be asked to decide on a millage for the Tahquamenon Area Schools. District officials say that voting “yes” on the 22 mill proposed millage will not increase community members’ taxes.

On the ballots in Delta and Menominee Counties, a bonding proposal is going up for vote.

The proposal will allow Bark River–Harris Schools to borrow a sum not exceeding $3.58 million dollars and issue general obligation unlimited tax bonds for building on additions at the school, remodeling the school building, and developing and improving the site’s playgrounds.

People living in Houghton County will be voting on a 18 mill renewal for the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools. If passed, the millage would be extended until 2023.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.

To find your polling location or registration status, head to www.michigan.gov/vote.