MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Tuesday, November 7th marks another special election in the UP, bringing a few important issues to the ballot. Michigamme Township has an operating millage renewal on the ballot, aiming to increase its millage to 2.0 mills for a period of 6 years. There are also local city candidates looking to be reinstated for Marquette and Negaunee’s city commission and board of light and power.
Another popular issue that is looking for votes is the Gwinn Area Community Schools bond proposal in the amount of $45,550,000 to update the middle and high school buildings.
Marquette County Clerk noted that the local elections can be easy to put aside, but can have a big impact down the line. “Even though it’s an off year we have to remember that these are your local races that count these make a big impact on your communities so make sure you go out there and get your voices heard and definitely take the time to vote tomorrow,” commented Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma.
Polls around Marquette County open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., for more information and a link to view a sample ballot just click here.