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Meridian Public Schools

On May 8th, 2018, Meridian Public School District voters will be asked to approve a 25 year Bond Proposal (1.18 mills) which raises 20.33 million dollars for facility and site improvements, technology and transportation. Studies have shown that these upgrades will improve student outcomes, by improving both learning and performance environments.

The Midland Area LWV supports this school bond election issue and urges all Meridian School voters to go to the polls on May 8 to vote for this bond proposal.

For more information: click https://www.merps.org/bond

ballot proposals for November, 2018

BALLOT PROPOSALS FOR NOVEMBER 2018

We will decide ballot issues as well as candidates at the voting booth this November. Petitions for at least eight measures are being circulated and many will garner enough signatures to earn their place on the ballot One group, Voters Not Politicians, turned in over 425,000 signatures for the ballot proposal to amend the Michigan constitution to create an independent commission to redraw the lines, every ten years, for congressional and legislative districts. This is more than enough to assure a spot on the 2018 ballot. At a special LWVMI Board meeting on December 17, the Michigan League of women Voters voted to support the VNP ballot proposal. Read more about this issue at http://www.votersnotpoliticians.com.

The Michigan League of Women Voters supports and is circulating petitions for a constitutional amendment, Promote the Vote to provide election reform. When this amendment gets on the ballot and passes, it will make it easier for Michigan residents to vote in elections. It will give all registered voters the choice to vote absentee ballot, give military members more time to vote, let citizens register closer to election day, allow straight party voting, automatically register citizens when they do business at the Secretary of State's office, protect a secret ballot and add audits for election results. The Michigan LWV is part of a coalition including the Michigan ACLU and the state and Detroit chapters of the NAACP promoting this ballot issue. For more information go to https://promotethevotemi.com and the website of the State of Michigan League of Women Voters http://www.lwvmi.org.

To read about other possible ballot issues: click this overview from Bridge Magazine: https://www.bridgemi.com/public-sector/optimism-grows-michigan-voters-will-decide-pot-redistricting-questions

Vote 411

BE INFORMED AND VOTE

Welcome to Vote411, a comprehensive source of election information, developed by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). Nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot proposals for the 2016 local and general elections

State-specific voter registration requirements, election dates, and local polling addresses are also available on the site. You can also print out a Voter Registration application from the site.

To find your information, select Michigan as the state on the tab titled "On Your Ballot," and click on "GO." Enter the street, city and zip code in the "Personalized Ballot" box then follow the cues. Vote411.org