Primary and sinking fund millage vote is Feb. 28
Voters in the Cedar Springs Public Schools District will have two items to vote on Tuesday—who they want to run for President of the United States, and whether they want to pass a building and site sinking fund tax levy to help offset capital improvement costs for the school district.
Calling voting a right and a responsibility, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is urging Michigan citizens to vote in the presidential primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
“I would urge all citizens who wish to do so to celebrate their freedom and make sure their voice is heard, their vote counts,” said Johnson, Michigan’s chief elections officer. This election, like all elections, is open to all registered voters. However, because this is a “closed primary,” voters will be required to indicate which party’s primary they wish to vote in, and they will then receive that party’s ballot. Remember, voters do not need to be a registered member of a political party in order to cast a ballot.
Voters who wish only to vote in the special millage election may request a ballot that does not include presidential candidates.
Cedar Springs Public Schools is asking for a levy not to exceed 1 mill ($1 on each $1,000 of taxable value) for 10 years to create a sinking fund for the renovation, remodeling or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law. They told the Post last week that their main priority is fixing school campus roads. If it passes, they estimated they would raise $521,000 in the first year. See the ad on the back page for more info on the project, and see our article from last week’s paper on our website at cedarspringspost.com.
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at your local city or township office.