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UPPER PENINSULA — Polls are open today for nine Upper Peninsula counties. Many places are voting on multiple items including school sinking funds and county millages. Voting is happening today in:
- BARAGA — Residents of Arvon Township will see two millages on the ballot. The Fire Department is asking for 1.5 mills to maintain and operate the facility from 2019 to 2023. The Township is also seeking .5 mills to repair the Township Hall from now until 2021.
- CHIPPEWA — Millage renewal for Tahquamenon Area Schools and operating millage for DeTour Area Schools. The 4-year 19 mills will go towards the general operation of the district.
- DELTA — 10 year 1.3 millage for law enforecment. This will fund services such as road patrol and search and rescue operation for the Delta County Sheriff’s Office. The County is also seeking a millage renewal for 911 services. It’s .75 mills for the next five years.
- GOGEBIC — City of Bessemer and the Township will decide on a bonding proposal for the school district. The $1,350,000 proposal would help remodel buildings, create a new bus garage, and install technology for educational and safety uses.
- HOUGHTON — Millage for Hancock Public Schools. If approved, the 18 mills will be used towards the operation of all school property for a period of 10 years. Also an amendment that would allow future development of wind turbines.
- LUCE — Millage renewal for Tahquamenon Area Schools.
- MACKINAC — Health services millage renewal is being requested. The 1.2 mills is good for five years and be used by Mackinac Straits Health System.
- MARQUETTE — Forsyth, Sands, Skandia and West Branch Townships in Marquette County will decide on a 1.75 sinking fund millage for the next 10 years for Gwinn Area Community Schools. The funds will be used for building repairs, security improvements and technology upgrades.
- SCHOOLCRAFT — Big Bay de Noc School District is proposing a 10-year 19 mills renewal that residents of Inwood Township will decide on.
Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you aren’t sure if you’re registered, you can check your status at Michigan.gov/elections. Don’t forget you must bring a form of identification in order to vote.