Clerk’s office tests voting equipment

Voters in Precinct 2 go to polls May 7 for school proposal.
Zoey Hallam of the Laketown Township Clerk’s Office runs a test as part of the public accuracy test on ballots and equipment on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road.

The Laketown Township Clerk’s office ran a public accuracy test on ballots and equipment on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road.

The accuracy test is conducted to determine that the program and the computer being used to tabulate the results of the election count the votes in the manner prescribed by law.

Voters in the Hamilton Community Schools District go the polls on May 7 to decide an operating millage proposal. Laketown Township residents in Precinct 2 vote. Residents in Precinct 1 and Precinct 3 do not go to the polls.

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Ballot proposal

Following is the ballot wording for the May 7 election from the Allegan County Clerk’s Office:

HAMILTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
OPERATING MILLAGE PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance and restores millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Hamilton Community Schools, Allegan County, Michigan, be renewed by 18.4927 mills ($18.4927 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 4 years, 2025 to 2028, inclusive, and also be increased by .5 mill ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 4 years, 2025 to 2028, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2025 is approximately $5,943,255 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2024 levy and a restoration of millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963)?