May 5 elections: What you should know

May 4, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5 residents across Michigan will vote on local ballot proposals. Due to the coronavirus pandemic most voting will be done by mail, but there will be some in-person options for those who want or need it.

You can request an absentee ballot or find out how to vote in-person at your local county clerk’s office. Absentee ballots will be counted as long as they are received by the clerk by 8 p.m. Tuesday when polls close.

Here are several proposals up for a vote on May 5 in northern Michigan:

  • Boyne City Public Schools Bond proposal: Renewing the millage for improvements to existing school facilities.
  • Charlevoix & Emmet County Special Education proposal: Renew the millage for special education resources.
  • Leland School District Bond proposal: Renew public schools millage.
  • Manistee Intermediate School District Special Education Bond proposal: A .2104 millage for special education resources
  • Roscommon Village proposal: Voters will determine if Village Clerk and Treasurer will be elected positions or appointed.
  • Big Rapids School Millage proposal: Renew public schools millage.

You can check your voter registration and see sample ballots at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website.