Your August Vote Will Decide Ingham County Jail Fate and More
If you're not yet registered to vote, today is the last day to get it done if you want your voice heard in the August 7th primary.
Registration can be completed at any Secretary of State's office near you - here's a link to their website. You can also register at a city, county or township Clerk's office.
Your vote will help narrow the field for who will be on the ballot this November, including candidates for Governor, US Senate, House of Representatives, state legislators and your local level deciders of ordinance, policy, expenditures and more.
Also on the August primary ballot will be a millage proposal that would fund a new Ingham County jail. Here's the wording on it:
For the purpose of constructing, equipping, and financing a new combined justice complex facility and expanding correctional programming, to include a new county jail, Sheriff’s department offices, and court facilities, which would replace the existing facilities and will be safer for the public, staff and inmates, and allow for more efficient operations; and including programming for the treatment of substance addictions, treatment of mental illness, and reduction of re-incarceration among arrested persons, shall the Constitutional limitation upon the total amount of taxes which may be assessed in one (1) year upon all property within the County of Ingham, Michigan be increased by up to 85/100 (0.8500) of one (1) mill, $0.85 per thousand dollars of state taxable valuation, for a period of twenty (20) years (2018-2037) inclusive? If approved and levied in full, this Millage will raise an estimated $6,207,147 in the first calendar year of the levy, based on state taxable valuation.