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Other proposals and amendments on the ballot

There are several amendments and proposals on the ballots in Michigan and Indiana. Here's a breakdown of some of the initiatives and the election results.

Proposal 3 - Michigan - PASSED

Proposal 3 on the Michigan ballot would help the voter in future elections.

It would allow people to automatically be registered to vote when applying for, updating or renewing their driver's license or state ID card, unless they chose not to.

They could also register to vote with proof of residency and obtain a ballot during the 2-week period before and on Election Day.

Proposal 3 would also allow anyone who wishes to vote absentee to do so - without providing a reason.

It would also allow straight ticket voting in the general election - that's where a voter can check a box and vote for all candidates in a single party.

Coloma Schools millage proposal

The Coloma Community Schools operating millage proposal is for non-homestead property and would continue the 18 mill assessment.

It directly impacts the amount of money the district receives from the state school aid foundation allowance per student.

Wa-Nee schools referendum - PASSED

Wa-Nee schools asked for a little over nine-cents for every $100 of assessed value for school safety.

If passed, the school district would employ 2 full time School Resource Officers, hire mental health counselors, covert the Alternative School program from a half day to a full day, and would purchase equipment or provide training to staff to better secure buildings.

Galien Township Library millage - PASSED

Residents would pay an additional $2 a year more in property taxes to support the operation of the Galien Township Library. Currently the millage is .9757 cents per $1,000 taxable valuation. This proposal would include a renewal of that millage and a new millage of .0243 cents per $1,000 taxable valuation.

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