Proposals, gov race top state general election

Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer and Dave Lein, Editor

(Editor’s Note: The Review will continue its pre-election coverage next week with responses from candidates running in key contested races throughout the county and region.)


ANTRIM COUNTY – With just one local proposal – the renewal of a township road millage – and few highly contested local races, Antrim County voters are expected to take special interest in three statewide proposals and the gubernatorial race in Michigan's general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Of the three ballot measures, it is believed most voters will be primarily interested in the proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use, which law enforcement officials are uniformly opposed to, and the proposal to end gerrymandering – which would amend the Michigan constitution and establish an Independent Citizen's Redistricting Commission to determine state and U.S. Congressional districts.

Proposal 3, which would allow Election Day voter registration, absentee voting with no reason needed, straight ticket voting, and add legal requirements for military and overseas voting to the Michigan Constitution, is the least controversial of the three and is expected to be approved by a wide margin. 

Locally, Kearney Township voters will be asked to approve a renewal of a half-mill road millage for another three years for the maintenance and improvement of the township's local roads.

In local races for county, village and school board positions – most seats were either decided in the August primary election or candidates are facing no opposition.

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