VOTE – Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 Election – VOTE
Online or By Mail Registration Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021
In Person Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Richmond Township Renewal for General Operating Millage
Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Richmond Township, Marquette County, Michigan, of 2.5000 mill ($2.50 per $1,000.00 of state equalized valuation of real and tangible personal property) by the required rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 2.5000 mill ($2.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable value for a period of five (5) years, from 2022 through 2026, both inclusive, for general township operating purposes, raising an estimated $57,000.00 in the first year the millage is levied.
West Branch Township Ballot Proposal to Renew Millage for Emergency Services
Shall the previous voted millage for Emergency Services to the residents of the township of West Branch be renewed authorizing an ad valorem tax levy within the Township of West Branch an amount not to exceed 1.98140 (1.98140 per $ 1000.00 of taxable valuation for a period of four (4) consecutive years, from 2021 to 2024 inclusive, which if levied would raise an estimated $ 63,084 in the first year.
Humboldt Township General Operating Millage
Shall the expiring previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed in Humboldt Township under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 3.0000 mills ($3.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 2.9838 mills ($2.9838 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 3.0000 mills ($3.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for four (4) years, 2022-2025 inclusive, for the purpose of general operating, raising an estimated $91,761.88 in the first year millage is levied.
Visit the League of Women Voters’ on-line voting guide: VOTE411.org where you can:
1. View Personalized Voting Information
2. See What’s On Your Ballot
3. Check Your Voter Registration
4. Find Your Polling Place
5. Discover Upcoming Debates In Your Area
And Much More!
Recent Election Information
Marquette County Sheriff Candidate Forum Recording Available
A Marquette County Sheriff Candidate Forum was held October 8th, by the League of Women Voters of Marquette County. The recording for the forum is now available to the public. There are two candidates running for Marquette County Sheriff: Joseph Kozub and Gregory Zyburt. Both candidates were invited to participate. Candidate Kozub did not participate in the forum. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Candidate Forum follows the format established by the League of Women Voters of Marquette County including the League’s “empty chair forum policy” which allows the League to proceed with a forum with only one candidate when one of the candidates does not respond or accept an invitation to the forum, or when a candidate accepts but does not appear at the forum. For more information on the League’s empty chair forum policy visit lwvmi.org
Marquette City Commission Candidate Forum Recording Available
The Marquette County League held a Candidate Forum for the Marquette City Commission on September 30th. The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Marquette City Commission participated: Margaret Brumm, Jessica Hanley, Cody Mayer, Mike Plourde, Paul Schloegel, and Fred Stonehouse. The forum included opening statements from each of the candidates, questions submitted in advance by community members, and closing statements by the candidates. The moderator for the event was our League member, Jo Foley. Due to the continuing need for safe social distancing because of COVID-19 the forum was conducted virtually and recorded for viewing by the public. The League offers this opportunity for the citizens of the city of Marquette to become acquainted with the candidates and their views in order to promote an informed vote on Election Day, November 3rd. The League of Women Voters of Marquette thanks the candidates for participating in the forum.
The LWV of Marquette County adopts the following policy regarding write-in candidates in connection with our on-line and printed voter services guide and candidate forums: