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Election Day: Metro Detroit Voters Head To The Polls

May 07, 2019 - 6:47 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - It's election day in metro Detroit and a number of cities are hoping to pass millages for a variety of projects.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. School districts and communities in 65 counties are holding elections statewide.

[To find out where to vote and exactly what will be on the ballot in your community, visit Michigan Voter Information Center at this link>

Voters in five Wayne County communities will be heading to the polls, with two school districts looking for money to improve and keep school buildings safe. 

Woodhaven City leaders are asking for $12.2 million to build a railroad overpass bridge at Van Horn Road. Wyandotte voters will be asked to approve a small tax increase for city operations. Highland Park voters will decide if the proposed Charter will be approved. Lincoln Park School District voters are being asked to approve a $60.9 million proposal for security, remodeling and to fix up parking lots and sidewalks. Huron School District voters will decide a $49 million proposal to build a new school, update technology and fix up playgrounds, driveways and athletic fields.  

Voters in two Macomb County school districts will be asked to approve higher taxes.

Fitzgerald Public School administrators are asking for $46.7 million for building security upgrades, technology improvements and other upgrades, including at the Chatterton Middle School Planetarium. New Haven district administrators are seeking $25 million to pay for technology upgrades, new school buses and improvements at the athletic fields and buildings.  

Voters in four Oakland County communities will decide issues involving school districts and marijuana. 

Walled Lake District voters are being asked to approve $316 million to build a new elementary school, add on to Walled Lake Western High, buy new school buses and make other technology improvements. Clawson Public School administrators are asking for $1.9 million and Oak Park School administrators are asking for $3.8 million, both for general operating purposes. Royal Oak Township voters will decide if they want marijuana-related businesses; the proposal, if approved, would allow an unlimited number of businesses on parcels of land that are larger than five acres and have been vacant for at least five years.  

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