Letters to the editor

Gwinn to vote on

key millage issue

To the Journal editor:

The League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit urges voters to learn about the sinking fund millage proposal for the Gwinn Area Community Schools that will be on the May 7 ballot.

Voters in the Skandia, West Branch, Forsyth and Sands (part) townships will be asked to consider the proposal. If you live in one of those areas you can visit the League of Women Voters’ on-line voting guide at VOTE411.org to see the proposal as it will appear on the ballot.

For more information on the proposal, visit the Gwinn Area Community Schools website (gwinnschools.org/sinkingfund) and go to mi.gov/vote to see a sample ballot.

If you are not registered to vote you can register to vote at your local clerk’s office, the office of the county clerk or a Secretary of State branch office.

The last day to register to vote in any manner other than in person with your local clerk is Monday. After that date you can register in person with your local clerk with proof of residency and proof of identity.

The league also wants to remind voters that you can choose to cast an absentee ballot without giving a reason. May 7 will be the first election since voters last fall approved extended voting registration deadlines and no-reason absentee voting as a part of a ballot initiative.

If you are worried that you won’t be able to make it to the polls on May 7 to vote, voting absentee is an option for you. Requests for absentee ballots can be submitted in writing to your local township clerks.

A Michigan Voter Registration Application and an Absent Voter Ballot Application can be found on the Secretary of State website at mi.gov/vote.

For more information about the League of Women Voters in Marquette visit the website at lwvdeltacounty.org.