CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON - NOTICE OF THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that October 9, 2018, is the last day registrations can be accepted in order to be eligible to vote in the above stated election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Registrations will be accepted at the Canton Township Clerk’s Office, 1150 South Canton Center Road, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration can also be made at any Secretary of State Branch Office or State Designated Agency. Persons with special needs who are unable to register in the above mentioned manner are urged to contact the Clerk’s Office at 734-394-5120. Mail-in registrations postmarked by October 9, 2018, will also be accepted.
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the Charter Township of Canton, notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in the Charter Township of Canton on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of voting on the following:
Secretary of State
United States Senator
United States Congress 11th District
State Senator 7th District
State Representative (20th & 21st Districts)
Member of the State Board of Education
Regent of the University of Michigan
Trustee of Michigan State University
Governor of Wayne State University
County Commissioner (10th District)
Justice of the Supreme Court
Judge of Court of Appeals 1st District – Incumbent
Judge of Court of Appeals 1st District– Incumbent Partial Term
Judge of Circuit Court 3rd District – Incumbent
Judge of Circuit Court 3rd District – Incumbent Partial Term
Judge of Circuit Court 3rd District – Non Incumbent
Judge of Probate Court – Incumbent
Judge of Probate Court – Non Incumbent
Judge of District Court 35th District – Incumbent
Board of Trustees Member Schoolcraft Community College
Board Member Plymouth Canton Community Schools
Board Member Plymouth Canton Community Schools – Partial Term
and to vote on the following proposal(s):
A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers
This proposal would:
• Allow individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles, and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal consumption.
• Impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences and require amounts of 2.5 ounces be secured in locked containers.
• Create a state licensing system for marijuana businesses and allow municipalities to ban or restrict them.
• Permit retail sales of marijuana and edibles subject to a 10% tax, dedicated to implementation cost, clinical trials, schools, roads, and municipalities where marijuana businesses are located.
• Change several current violations from crimes to civil infractions.
Should this proposal be adopted? _______Yes _________No
A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years
This proposal constitutional amendment would:
• Create a commission of 13 registered voters randomly selected by the Secretary of State: 4 each who self-identify as affiliated with the 2 major political parties; and 5 who self-identify as unaffiliated with major political parties.
• Prohibit partisan officeholders and candidates, their employees, certain relatives, and lobbyists from servings as commissioners.
• Establish new redistricting criteria including geographically compact and contiguous districts of equal population, reflecting Michigan’s diverse population and communities of interest. Districts shall not provide disproportionate advantage to political parties or candidates.
• Require an appropriation of funds for commission operations and commissioner compensation.
Should this proposal be adopted? ________Yes _________No
A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution
This proposed constitutional amendment would allow a United States citizen who is qualified to vote in Michigan to:
• Become automatically registered to vote when applying for, updating or renewing a driver’s license or state-issued personal identification card, unless the person declines.
• Simultaneously register to vote with proof of residency and obtain a ballot during the 2-week period prior to an election, up to and including Election Day.
• Obtain an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
• Cast a straight-ticket vote for all candidates of a particular political party when voting in a partisan general election.
Should this proposal be adopted? _________Yes _________No
Schoolcraft College Millage Restoration Authorization with 10 Year Expiration
Shall the Schoolcraft College District, County of Wayne, Michigan (consisting of the following public school districts: Clarenceville, Garden City, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth-Canton), be permitted to restore for a ten year period, beginning in 2019, the 1986 voter-approved millage rate of 2.27, by assessing an additional 0.5038 mills ($0.5038 per $1,000) on each dollar of taxable value of all property in the District, which rate shall be assessed through 2028 without further reduction by Section 31 of Article IX, State Constitution of 1963. If approved and levied in its entirety, the additional 0.5038 mills would raise approximately $7,136,000 in 2019. ____Yes ________No
Wayne-Westland Community Schools School Improvement Bond Proposition
Shall the Wayne-Westland Community Schools, County of Wayne, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed One Hundred Fifty-Eight Million ($158,000,000) Dollars and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds, in one or more series, for the purpose of paying for the cost of the following projects:
• Remodeling, equipping, re-equipping, furnishing, re-furnishing school buildings, athletic fields and other facilities for safety and security, energy conservation and other purposes;
• Acquiring and installing instructional technology equipment and infrastructure in school buildings and other facilities;
• Construction of additions to existing school buildings and athletic field houses at both high sites; and
• Preparing, developing and improving sites at school buildings, playgrounds, athletic fields and other facilities and the purchase of school buses:
The maximum number of years any series of bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of refunding, is not more than twenty-five (25) years; the estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year is 4.48 mills (which is equal to $4.48 per $1,000 of taxable value); and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire each series of bonds if 4.38 mills annually ($4.38 per $1,000 of taxable value).
If approved by the voters, the bonds will be guaranteed by the State under the School Bond Qualification and Loan Program (the “Program”). The School District currently has $6,370,000 of qualified loans outstanding under the Program. The School District does not expect to borrow from the Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated computed millage rate required to be levied to pay the proposed bonds may change in the future based on changes in certain circumstances.
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for teacher, administrator of employee salaries, repair or maintenance costs or other operation expenses.) ______Yes_____ No
Wayne County Community College District Replacement Operating Millage Proposal
This proposal will allow Wayne County Community College District to perpetually levy 2.25 mills for operating purposes, permanently replacing and combining two separate existing authorizations which would otherwise expire in 2020 and 2022.
To continue to provide operating funds to the Wayne County Community College District and as a replacement of existing authority which would otherwise expire in 2020 and 2022, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Wayne County Community College District be permanently increased by 2.25 mills ($2.25 per $1,000 of taxable value), beginning in 2019? It is estimated that 2.25 mills would raise approximately $46,533,830 when first levied in 2019. ______Yes _______No
STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT 278 OF PUBLIC ACTS OF 1964
Amending the Property Tax Limitation Act
I, Eric R. Sabree, Treasurer of Wayne County, Michigan, do hereby certify that, as of June 20, 2018 the total of all voted increases in excess of the tax rate limitation established by Section 6, Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, as amended, and the years such increases are effective on property in the County of Wayne are as follows:
Wayne County, Michigan
Township of Canton
Taxing Authorities Date of Election Voted Increases Years Increase Effective
County of Wayne November 3, 2009 1 mill 2019
Wayne County Jail August 7, 2012 1 mill 2021
Wayne County November 6, 2008 1.25 mills 2020
Comm. College November 6, 2012 1 mill 2022
Plymouth-Canton August 5, 2014 18 mills 2024 (non-homestead only)
Van Buren Township November, 2011 18 mills 2016 (non-homestead only)
Wayne-Westland May, 2010 18 mills 2025 (non-homestead only)
Community Schools February, 2012 1 mills 2022
Persons entitled to be registered voters in Canton Township must possess the following qualifications on or before the day of; the election: (1) a citizen of the United States; (2) not less than 18 years of age; (3) a resident of the State of Michigan and Canton Township for not less than 30 days prior to the election (MCL 168.492). In addition, qualified electors must be registered to vote not less than 30 days prior to the election (MCL 168.497).
Registrations will be received at Canton Township Hall located at 1150 S. Canton Center Rd, Canton, Michigan, 48188, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
The Office of the Township Clerk, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for obtaining and casting absentee ballots. Qualified voters must appear in person to receive a ballot.
On Monday, November 5, 2018, those requesting an absentee ballot must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. Emergency absentee ballots ONLY will be issued on Election Day, November 6, 2018.
To obtain election instructions in an alternative format (audio or Braille), contact the Clerk’s Office at 734-394-5120 prior to Election Day.
If you are unsure of your voting location, please refer to your voter registration card, check the Clerk’s voting page on Canton’s Website at www.canton-mi.org/clerk/voting.aspx, or call the Clerk’s office at 734-394-5120.
Michael Siegrist, Clerk