Statewide: Proposal 15-1

A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.
  • Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF)
  • Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges / universities.
  • Give effect to laws, including those that:
    • Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.
    • Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.
    • Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.
    • Increase earned income tax credit.


Local results are unofficial unless otherwise noted.

Alger County

City of Munising
Mayor (One Year Term)
*Ron DesJardins 55
Write-in Votes 0

City Commissioner (Three Year Term)
*Donald M. Nettleton 32
*S. Richard Bornslaeger 24
Write-in Votes 0

City Commissioner (Partial term ending May 9th, 2016)
*Thomas J. Dolaskie IV 21
Write-in Votes 0


AuTrain Township
General Services Millage
YES 107 NO 201

Rock River Township
Road Maintenance Millage
YES 146 NO 172

Baraga County

County Library Millage Proposal
YES 698 NO 1054

Covington Township Recreation Proposition
YES 96  NO 48

Covington Township Fire Proposition
YES 116 NO 28

Chippewa County

Whitefish Township
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Proposal Renewal
YES 177 NO 60

De Tour
De Tour Area Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal
YES 531 NO 189

Taquamenon Area Schools
Operating Millage Renewal Proposal
YES 34 NO 20

Delta County

City of Gladstone (Recall Election)
Commissioner (Partial term ending November 7th, 2017)
Joseph L. Maki 339
Hugo D. Mattonen 367
*Joe Thompson 655
*Steven Viau 600


Commissioner (Partial term ending November 3rd, 2015)
*Dave Nemacheck 690


Mayoral Advisory
Jay Bostwick 337
Matthew Gay 194
Joseph L. Maki 168
Hugo D. Mattonen 125
Dave Nemacheck 199

Dickinson County

County-Wide: Millage for MSU Extension Services and 4-H
YES 2327 NO 2646

Gogebic County

City of Wakefield, Bessemer, Marenisco, and Wakefield Townships
Wakefield-Marenisco School District Bonding Proposal
YES 288 NO 230

Houghton County

Calumet Township
Fire Department Millage Renewal
YES 448 NO 178

Road Millage Renewal
YES 410 NO 215

Portage Township
School District Operating Millage Renewal
YES 935 NO 238

Schoolcraft Township
Village of Lake Linden Heavy Equipment Millage
YES 115 NO 57

Iron County

Crystal Falls District Community Library Millage
YES 486 NO 252

Windsor Center Millage Proposal
YES 821 NO 438

Luce County

County-wide: Reinstatement of Ambulance Millage
YES 779 NO 386

Pentland Township
Tahquamenon Area Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal
YES 939 NO 631

Mackinac County

Portage Township
Library Renewal and Increase
YES 188 NO 123

Fire and Ambulance Equipment Renewal and Increase
YES 191 NO 120

Newton, Hudson, Hendricks, and Garfield Townships
Engadine Consolidated Schools Bonding Proposal
YES 329 NO 258

Tahquamenon Area Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal
YES 138 NO 161

City of Mackinac Island
*Margaret M. Doud 227
Write-in Votes 9

*Linda J. Price 218
Write-in Votes 3

*Richard Hirschy Linn 267
Write-in Votes 0

*Bradley T. Chambers 235
Write-in Votes 2

*Robert G. Benser 222
Write-in Votes 4

*Dennis A. Bradley 230
Tim Leeper 140
*Jason S. St. Onge 179
Write-in Votes 1

* Winners

Marquette County

Ishpeming Township
Fire Millage Renewal
YES 529 NO 241

Powell Township
Millage Renewal Proposal for Garbage Collection and Related Services
YES 191 NO 66

Richmond Township
Proposal to Renew Road Millage
YES 114 NO 67

Menominee County

Gourley and Nadeau Townships
Carney-Nadeau Schools Bonding Proposal
YES 171 NO 143

Spalding Township
Township Proposal
YES 189 NO 156

Ontonagon County

Interior Township
Township Hall Fund Millage Increase
YES 50 NO 38

General Fund Millage Renewal
YES 60 NO 28

Fire Operation and Maintenance Millage Renewal
YES 67 NO 21

Fire Equipment Millage Renewal
YES 65 NO 21

McMillan Township
Library Millage Increase
YES 93 NO 35

Schoolcraft County

County-wide: Proposition for Millage Renewal for Library Services
YES 1095 NO 778

Seney Township
Tax Rate Limitation for Seney Township Operational Millage
YES 21 NO 24

Tahquamenon Area Schools Operating Millage Proposal
YES 20 NO 30

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