NOTICE OF ELECTION NOVEMBER 8 2022 SANILAC COUNTY

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TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS: Of the Sanilac County Townships of Bridgehampton, Forester, Marion, Speaker, Watertown and Wheatland and the City of Sandusky, State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNTY OF SANILAC, STATE OF MICHIGAN, ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
The purpose of the General Election is to elect candidates for the following offices: Federal: Representative in Congress – 9th District. State: Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Senator – 25th District, Representative in State Legislature – 98th District, Member of the State Board of Education, Regent of the University of Michigan, Trustee of Michigan State University, Governor of Wayne State University, Justice of Supreme Court and Judge of Court of Appeals- 4th District. County: County Clerk, County Road Commissioner and County Commissioners – 1 in each of 7 Districts. Also, the following Local Offices:
Township: Speaker: Supervisor.
Cities: City of Sandusky: Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer and Council (3).
Villages: Carsonville: President, Trustee (3); Deckerville: Trustee (3), Library Board (3), Library Board Partial (2); Trustee (3); Melvin: President, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustee (2).
Schools: Brown City (4); Carsonville-Port Sanilac (2); Deckerville (3) and Partial (1); Sandusky (3). Outside County Schools: Yale (3) and Partial (1); St. Clair County Community College (3) and Partial (1).
District Library: Sanilac District Library Board Member (3) and Partial (1).
The following proposals will appear on the ballot:

STATE:
Proposal 22-1 A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Require Annual Public Financial Disclosure Reports by Legislators and Other State Officers
and Change State Legislator Term Limit to 12 Total Years in Legislature
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
Require members of legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general file annual public financial disclosure reports after 2023, including assets, liabilities, income sources, future employment agreements, gifts, travel reimbursements, and positions held in organizations except religious, social, and political organizations.
Require legislature implement but not limit or restrict reporting requirements.
Replace current term limits for state representatives and state senators with a 12-year total limit in any combination between house and senate, except a person elected to senate in 2022 may be elected the number of times allowed when that person became a candidate.
Should this proposal be adopted?

Proposal 22-2 A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Add Provisions Regarding Elections.
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
Recognize fundamental right to vote without harassing conduct;
Require military or overseas ballots be counted if postmarked by election day;
Provide voter right to verify identity with photo ID or signed statement;
Provide voter right to single application to vote absentee in all elections;
Require state-funded absentee-ballot drop boxes, and postage for absentee applications and ballots;
Provide that only election officials may conduct post-election audits;
Require nine days of early in-person voting;
Allow donations to fund elections, which must be disclosed;
Require canvass boards certify election results based only on the official records of votes cast.
Should this proposal be adopted?

Proposal 22-3 A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish New Individual Right to Reproductive Freedom, Including Right to Make All Decisions About Pregnancy and Abortion;
Allow State to Regulate Abortion in Some Cases; and Forbid Prosecution of Individuals Exercising Established Right
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
Establish new individual right to reproductive freedom, including right to make and carry out all decisions about pregnancy, such as prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion, miscarriage management, and infertility;
Allow state to regulate abortion after fetal viability, but not prohibit if medically needed to protect a patient’s life or physical or mental health;
Forbid state discrimination in enforcement of this right; prohibit prosecution of an individual, or a person helping a pregnant individual, for exercising rights established by this amendment;
Invalidate state laws conflicting with this amendment.
Should this proposal be adopted?

COUNTY:
RENEWAL OF MEDICAL CARE FACILITY MILLAGE
This is a renewal of the expired Medical Care Facility 0.2000 millage that will provide funds for the operation of the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility.
Shall the expired previously voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Sanilac County, which was last approved for six years by the electors in 2016, be renewed at the originally voted 0.2000 mills (20 cents per $1,000.00 of taxable value), and levied for six (6) years, 2022 through 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of funding the payment of maintenance of effort fees charged the County of Sanilac by the State of Michigan for the operation of the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility and for the operations of the facility itself? If approved, it is estimated that the 0.2000 mill would raise $339,076 in the first year the millage is levied. A portion of the millage may be captured by local Tax Increment Finance Authorities, Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities and Downtown Development Authorities.

TOWNSHIPS:
BRIDGEHAMPTON
ROAD MILLAGE RENEWAL
Shall the previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within Bridgehampton Township be renewed at one (1) mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of four years, 2023 through 2026 inclusive, with the funds to be used for general road construction and repair purposes within the unincorporated areas of Bridgehampton Township and shall the Township levy such renewal in millage for said purpose, thereby raising an estimated $29,977.68 in the first year that the millage is levied?
BRIDGEHAMPTON
ROAD MILLAGE INCREASE
The millage will provide funding for general road construction and repair purposes within the unincorporated areas of Bridgehampton Township.
Shall Bridgehampton Township impose an increase of up to one (1) mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within Bridgehampton Township and levy it for a period of four years, 2022 through 2025 inclusive, with the funds to be used for general road construction and repair purposes within the unincorporated areas of Bridgehampton Township and shall the Township levy such increase in millage for said purpose, thereby raising an estimated $29,977.68 in the first year that the millage is levied?
WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP
ROAD MAINTENANCE MILLAGE RENEWAL
A Wheatland Township voted Road millage for two (2) mills terminates on December 31, 2021. Shall the expiring previous voted increase in the 15 mill tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes in Wheatland Township, of two (2) mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), be renewed at the original voted two (2) mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for four (4) years from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025 inclusive, for the purpose of building, repairing, maintaining, and constructing township roads, raising an estimated Sixty Nine Thousand One Hundred Ninety Three Dollars and Zero Cents ($69,193.00) in the first year the millage is levied?
SCHOOL:
BROWN CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Brown City Community Schools, Sanilac, Lapeer and St. Clair Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2022 to 2031, inclusive, to create a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings, for school security improvements, for the acquisition or upgrading of technology and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2022 is approximately $244,055?
STATEMENT OF COUNTY TREASURER
MCL 211.203(3)
I, Trudy M. Bowers, Treasurer of Sanilac County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of October 18, 2022, the records of this office indicate that the total of all voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the Constitution of the State of Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in the County of Sanilac, is as follows:
LOCAL UNIT USE VOTED YEARS
INCREASE EFFECTIVE
Sanilac County Drug Task Force .5000 2022-2025
Sanilac County Parks .2000 2022-2025
Sanilac County 9-1-1 Emergency .2000 2022-2025
Sanilac County Road Millage 2.0000 2018-2023
Sanilac County Senior Citizen Services .2500 2020-2023
Sanilac County Recycling .1500 2020-2023
Sanilac County Medical Control .2000 2020-2023
Sanilac County Veterans .2000 2022-2027
Sanilac County S.A.V.E. .2000 2022-2025
Sanilac County Library Millage .2000 2020-2023
Argyle Township Headlee Override Millage 1.0000 2021-2024
Argyle Township Road Millage 2.0000 2021-2024
Argyle Township Fire Protection Millage 1.0000 2020-2023
Bridgehampton Township Road Millage 1.0000 2020-2023
Buel Township Road Maintenance Millage 1.0000 2022-2025
Custer Township Road Millage 1.5000 2021-2024
Delaware Township Road Millage 2.0000 2022-2025
Delaware Township Fire Department Millage 1.0000 2022-2025
Elk Township Road Improvement Millage 1.5000 2020-2025
Elmer Township Road Maintenance Millage 2.0000 2021-2030
Evergreen Township Road Millage 2.0000 2016-2025
Evergreen Township Road Millage 2.0000 2020-2023
Flynn Township Road Maintenance Millage 1.0000 2020-2023
Forester Township Fire Protection Millage .6000 2020-2025
Forester Township General Operating .4336 2020-2025
Fremont Township Roads and Bridges Millage 2.0000 2020-2023
Greenleaf Township Fire Protection Millage 1.0000 2021-2024
Greenleaf Township Road Millage .5000 2021-2024
Lamotte Township Road Millage 1.5000 2020-2023
Lamotte Township Road Maintenance Millage 1.0000 2022-2025
Maple Valley Township Road Maintenance Millage 1.5000 2019-2022
Maple Valley Township Road Maintenance Millage 1.5000 2023-2026
LOCAL UNIT USE VOTED YEARS
INCREASE EFFECTIVE
Marion Township Road Millage 1.0000 2020-2023
Marlette Township Road Maintenance Millage 3.0000 2022-2027
Marlette Township Fire Protection Millage 1.0000 2022-2027
Minden Township Road Millage 2.0000 2023-2026
Minden Township Gen Op & Fire Protection 1.5000 2023-2026
Moore Township Road Millage 2.0000 2021-2024 Moore Township Firefighting Equip Millage 1.0000 2019-2022
Sanilac Township Fire Protection & Emergency 1.0000 2023-2028
Speaker Township Road Millage 1.0000 2021-2024
Speaker Township Fire Protection Millage 1.0000 2022-2025
Washington Township Cemetery Millage .2000 2022-2025
Watertown Township Road Millage 2.0000 2020-2023
Worth Township Road Millage 1.0000 2022-2025

Brown City Schools *Operating Millage 8.4711 2019-2028
Carsonville-Pt. Sanilac Schools *Operating Millage 18.4186 2019-2028
Carsonville-Pt. Sanilac Schools Sinking Fund .7470 2021-2030
Cass City Schools *Operating Millage 18.0000 2015-2024
Croswell-Lexington Schools *Operating Millage 19.0000 2019-2028
Croswell-Lexington Schools Sinking Fund .9000 2019-2029
Deckerville Schools *Operating Millage 20.0000 2016-2030 Harbor Beach Schools *Operating Millage 20.0000 2019-2028
Marlette Schools *Operating Millage 18.0000 2021-2026
Peck Schools *Operating Millage 18.5309 2020-2039
Peck Schools Sinking Fund 1.5000 2019-2023
Sandusky Schools *Operating Millage 18.0000 2014-2023
Sandusky Schools Sinking Fund 2.0000 2021-2030 Ubly Schools *Operating Millage 17.7678 2014-2024
Ubly Schools *Operating Millage 1.5000 2022-2024 Yale Schools *Operating Millage 18.0000 2021-2030
Yale Schools Sinking Fund .9990 2021-2025

*Not applicable to Principal Residence (Homestead) Property and Qualified Agricultural Property.
Sample ballots may be viewed at www.mi.gov/vote.
Registered voters may contact their Local Clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot. For any other questions relating to the election process and/or registering, please contact your Local Clerk.
JURISDICTION POLLING LOCATION CLERK’S NAME
Bridgehampton Township Hall @ 491 N. Ruth Rd. Shelly McCarty
Forester Township Hall @ 5680 E. Deckerville Rd. Marjorie Hoenicke
Marion Township Community Center @ 3451 Main St. Deborah Williamson
Speaker Township Hall @ 7630 N. Brockway Rd. (M-19) Dawn Cubitt
Watertown Township Hall @ 2630 S. Sandusky Rd. Tammy Ross
Wheatland Township Hall @ 4493 Chevington Rd. Tina Terbrack
City of Sandusky Hall @ 26 W. Speaker St. Laurie Burns
Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans Disabilities Act should contact the appropriate Clerk’s Office. This notice is given as required by law (MCL 168.493(3)).
All polling locations are accessible for voters who are disabled. Voting instructions in alternative formats (audio and Braille) are available.

Leslie Hilgendorf
Sanilac County Clerk
on behalf of the Township and City Clerks

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