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My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election
My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

Voters across West Michigan are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 5 to decide some key issues and races.

Proposal 1 would alter Michigan’s tax infrastructure by eliminating equipment taxes for businesses that already pay taxes every year.  A portion of sales tax revenue that goes to the state treasury would be reallocated to local governments to cover the tax revenue loss.  Plainfield Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden says the ballot measure would make Michigan more economically competitive with other states.

One of the most highly contested races is in the Third Congressional District, where Republican Brian Ellis is trying to unseat Incumbent Justin Amash.  You can find all of the statewide races and issues gracing the August ballot here.

MORE: Ellis wants to bring “business approach” to Washington

Candidate profile: Amash wants to represent “ordinary Americans”

Voters in every My Town community will also be determining local millage proposals and representatives.  You can view a sample ballot on the Secretary of State Office’s website here. Contested races include the following:

 

Ada/Cascade

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage
  • 63rd District Court Judge
  • Cascade Township Trustee

 

Comstock Park/Alpine Township

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Coopersville/Marne

  • Coopersville Council on Aging Proposal

 

East Grand Rapids

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Grand Haven/Spring Lake

  • Spring Lake Township Museum Millage Renewal
  • Spring Lake Township Bike Path Millage Renewal
  • Grand Haven Township Fire and Rescue Millage
  • Grand Haven City Senior Millage
  • Ferrysburg Council on Aging Millage Renewal

 

Grand Rapids Central

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Grand Rapids North

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Grand Rapids South

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage
  • Kent County Commission District 17 (includes Grand Rapids South)

 

Grand Rapids West

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Grandville/Hudsonville/Jenison

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage
  • Georgetown Township Capital Improvement Bond Proposal
  • Ottawa County Commission District 5 (Includes Hudsonvillle and a portion of Zeeland Township)

 

Greenville/Belding

  • Montcalm County 64B District Court Judge
  • Montcalm County Board of Commissioners District 1 (Represents Greenville)
  • Ionia County Road Millage

 

Holland/Zeeland

  • Park Township Police Millage Renewal
  • Olive Township Fire Rescue Millage Renewal
  • Olive Township Road Millage Renewal
  • Olive Township Library Millage Renewal
  • Holland Township Police Millage Renewal

 

Kalamazoo

  • District 1 County Commissioner
  • District 2 County Commissioner

 

Kentwood

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Lowell

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Muskegon

  • Muskegon County Drain Commissioner

 

Plainfield/Northview

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Rockford/Cannon Township

  • Cannon Township Recreation Millage Renewal
  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage
  • Kent County Commissioner District 4 (Includes Cannon Township)

 

Sparta/Algoma Township

  • Algoma Township Fire Millage Renewal
  • Sparta Area Schools Millage Renewal
  • Sparta Township Proposal 1- Fire Equipment Millage
  • Sparta Township Proposal 2- Fire Improvement Millage
  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage

 

Walker

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage
  • Kent County Commissioner District 6 (Walker)

 

Whitehall/Montague

  • Montague Area Schools Operating Millage check
  • Muskegon County Commissioner District 9 (Includes Montague and Whitehall)
  • Muskegon County Drain Commissioner

 

Wyoming

  • Kent County Senior Millage
  • Kent County Library Millage
  • City of Wyoming Public Safety Millage Renewal
  • Kent County Commissioner District 9 (Includes a portion of Wyoming)

 

WZZM 13 will be following all of the races and bring you the election results on wzzm13.com as they are released.

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