Election Notices

CITY OF PLYMOUTH NOTICE OF

PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTING OF VOTING EQUIPMENT

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020, 11:00 A.M.

Plymouth Cultural Center
525 Farmer Street
Plymouth, MI  48170

To the qualified electors of the City of Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Public Accuracy Test for the optical scan voting equipment that will be used in all precincts in the City of Plymouth for the GENERAL ELECTION to be held on TUESDAY, November 3, 2020, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Plymouth Cultural Center, 525 Farmer Street, Plymouth, MI 48170.

The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer programming used to tabulate the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of Michigan election law.  Election Source from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been contracted by the City of Plymouth to conduct the testing to assure the equipment has been programmed appropriately. This is an open testing session and any interested person is encouraged to attend.

If there are any questions, please direct them to the City Clerk’s office at 734-453-1234, ext. 234 or 203.  The Plymouth Cultural Center is in compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is handicapped accessible.

Maureen A. Brodie, City Clerk

City of Plymouth

Publish:  Observer Newspaper:   Sunday, October 11, 2020











NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE

GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

CITY OF PLYMOUTH, MICHIGAN

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of the City of Plymouth who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the City Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed to the City of Plymouth City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.

The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, October 19, 2020.

After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at the City of Plymouth Clerk’s office, located at 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170 at the following times:

• Regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

• Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.  

• Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a General Election will be conducted in all voting precincts and qualified electors in the City of Plymouth will be voting for the following:

  • Candidates for the offices of:

    President and Vice President

    United States Senator

    United States Representative in Congress  -  11th District
    Representative in State Legislature  -  20th District

    State Board of Education (2 seats)

    University of Michigan Regents (2 seats)

    Michigan State University Trustees (2 seats)

    Wayne State University Board of Governors (2 seats)
    Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney
    Wayne County Sheriff
    Wayne County Clerk
    Wayne County Treasurer
    Wayne County Register of Deeds
    Wayne County Commissioner, 10th District

    Supreme Court Justice (2 seats)

    Judge of Court of Appeals Incumbent – 1st District (3 seats)

    Judge of 3rd Circuit Court Incumbent (15 seats)

    Judge of 3rd Circuit Court – Non-Incumbent: 3rd Circuit (2 seats)

    Judge of 3rd Circuit Court –Incumbent – Partial Term Ending 01/01/2023 (1 seat)

    Judge of Probate Court Incumbent (3 seats)

    Judge of 35th District Court – Incumbent (1 seat)

    Schoolcraft Community College – Board of Trustees (3 seats)

    Plymouth-Canton Community School District Board Member (3 seats)

    Plymouth-Canton Community School District Board Member - Partial Term Ending 12/31/2022 (1 seat)

    Plymouth District Library Board Member (3 seats)

  • The following ballot proposals:

STATE PROPOSAL 20 – 1

A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks, and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000.

  • Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund.

  • Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement.

  • Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation.

Should this proposal be adopted?

                                                                                YES  

NO   

STATE PROPOSAL 20 – 2

A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications.

  • Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things.

Should this proposal be adopted?

                                                                                              YES  

NO   

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT - WAYNE RESA PROPOSAL

REGIONAL ENHANCEMENT MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed enhancement millage will be collected by the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and distributed to local constituent public school districts including eligible public school academies within the boundaries of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency based on pupil membership count.

As a renewal of authority which expires with the 2021 levy, shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of six (6) years, 2022 to 2027, inclusive, to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district operating purposes? It is estimated that 2 mills would raise approximately $90.4 million when first levied in 2022.

The revenue from this millage will be disbursed to public school academies within the boundaries of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency which are eligible to receive enhancement millage under the Revised School Code and the following school districts:

Allen Park Public Schools, Crestwood School District, Dearborn City School District, Dearborn Heights School District #7, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Ecorse Public School District, Flat Rock Community Schools, School District of the City of Garden City, Gibraltar School District, Grosse Ile Township Schools, The Grosse Pointe Public School System, Hamtramck Public Schools, City of Harper Woods Schools, School District of the City of Highland Park, Huron School District, School District of the City of Lincoln Park, Livonia Public Schools, Melvindale – Northern Allen Park Schools, Northville Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Redford Union School District, River Rouge School District, Riverview Community School District, Romulus Community Schools, Southgate Community School District, South Redford School District, Taylor School District, Trenton Public Schools, Van Buren Public Schools, Wayne-Westland Community School District, Westwood Community Schools, Woodhaven-Brownstown School District, Wyandotte City School District

                                                                                              YES  

NO   

The official list of candidates, full text of these proposals and sample ballots may be viewed at www.mi.gov/vote. Sample ballots may also be obtained at the City of Plymouth Clerk’s office, 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170.

Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and needing accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office at: 734-453-1234 x234 or x203.

Maureen A. Brodie, City Clerk

City of Plymouth

Published: Det Free Press: Sunday, 10/4/2020






NOTICE OF ELECTION TO BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

CITY OF PLYMOUTH, MICHIGAN

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020.  THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

AT THE FOLLOWING POLLING LOCATION: 

ALL PRECINCTS  [ 1, 2, 3 & 4 ]   PLYMOUTH CULTURAL CENTER, 525 FARMER ST.

All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities. Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and needing accommodations can contact the City Clerk’s office in advance of the election. To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions will be available in audio format and in Braille. Arrangements for obtaining the instructions in these alternative formats should contact the City Clerk’s office in advance of the election.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a General Election will be conducted in all voting precincts and qualified electors in the City of Plymouth will be voting for the following:

  • Candidates for the offices of:

    President and Vice President

    United States Senator

    United States Representative in Congress  -  11th District
    Representative in State Legislature  -  20th District

    State Board of Education (2 seats)

    University of Michigan Regents (2 seats)

    Michigan State University Trustees (2 seats)

    Wayne State University Board of Governors (2 seats)
    Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney
    Wayne County Sheriff
    Wayne County Clerk
    Wayne County Treasurer
    Wayne County Register of Deeds
    Wayne County Commissioner, 10th District

    Supreme Court Justice (2 seats)

    Judge of Court of Appeals Incumbent – 1st District (3 seats)

    Judge of 3rd Circuit Court Incumbent (15 seats)

    Judge of 3rd Circuit Court – Non-Incumbent: 3rd Circuit (2 seats)

    Judge of 3rd Circuit Court –Incumbent – Partial Term Ending 01/01/2023 (1 seat)

    Judge of Probate Court Incumbent (3 seats)

    Judge of 35th District Court – Incumbent (1 seat)

    Schoolcraft Community College – Board of Trustees (3 seats)

    Plymouth-Canton Community School District Board Member (3 seats)

    Plymouth-Canton Community School District Board Member - Partial Term Ending 12/31/2022 (1 seat)

    Plymouth District Library Board Member (3 seats)

  • The following ballot proposals:

STATE PROPOSAL 20 – 1

A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks, and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000.
  • Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund.
  • Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement.
  • Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation.


Should this proposal be adopted?

                                                                                  YES   

NO   

STATE PROPOSAL 20 – 2

A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications.
  • Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things.


Should this proposal be adopted?

                                                                                                YES   

NO   

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT - WAYNE RESA PROPOSAL

REGIONAL ENHANCEMENT MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed enhancement millage will be collected by the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and distributed to local constituent public school districts including eligible public school academies within the boundaries of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency based on pupil membership count.

As a renewal of authority which expires with the 2021 levy, shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of six (6) years, 2022 to 2027, inclusive, to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district operating purposes? It is estimated that 2 mills would raise approximately $90.4 million when first levied in 2022.

The revenue from this millage will be disbursed to public school academies within the boundaries of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency which are eligible to receive enhancement millage under the Revised School Code and the following school districts:

Allen Park Public Schools, Crestwood School District, Dearborn City School District, Dearborn Heights School District #7, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Ecorse Public School District, Flat Rock Community Schools, School District of the City of Garden City, Gibraltar School District, Grosse Ile Township Schools, The Grosse Pointe Public School System, Hamtramck Public Schools, City of Harper Woods Schools, School District of the City of Highland Park, Huron School District, School District of the City of Lincoln Park, Livonia Public Schools, Melvindale – Northern Allen Park Schools, Northville Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Redford Union School District, River Rouge School District, Riverview Community School District, Romulus Community Schools, Southgate Community School District, South Redford School District, Taylor School District, Trenton Public Schools, Van Buren Public Schools, Wayne-Westland Community School District, Westwood Community Schools, Woodhaven-Brownstown School District, Wyandotte City School District

                                                                                                YES   

NO   

The official list of candidates, full text of these proposals and sample ballots may be viewed at www.mi.gov/vote. Sample ballots may also be obtained at the City of Plymouth Clerk’s office, 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170.

All qualified electors who are registered with the City of Plymouth are eligible to vote at this election.   Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot.  The Clerk’s office will also be open the Saturday prior to the election, October 31, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to issue and receive absentee ballots.              

Questions should be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 734-453-1234, ext. 203 or 234 . 

Maureen A. Brodie, City Clerk

City of Plymouth

Publish: Observer Newspaper:   Sunday, October 11, 2020