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It’s time to register to vote

It’s time to register to vote

The Ada and Cascade Townships are reminding residents of their voting options in November.

The General Election will take place on November 6th, 2012. On the ballot for this election, you will be voting for the President of the United States, Vice President, and members of Congress and the Senate, State House, State Board of Education, State University Boards, Judges, and County and Township offices that won in the Primary (as seen above).

The last date you can register to vote for the November General Election is October 9. To register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day, and a resident of Michigan.  You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail (forms available on the Secretary of State’s web site), at the county, the Ada Township Clerk’s office and Cascade Township Office, or by visiting a Secretary of State Branch office. Also, whenever you move to a new municipality you must re-register.

The Adaview - Vote on November 6, 2012!

The Adaview - Vote on November 6, 2012!

From: Ada Township Online

The GENERAL Election will take place on November 6th, 2012. On the ballot for this election, you will be voting for the President of the United States, Vice President, and members of Congress and the Senate, State House, State Board of Education, State University Boards, Judges, and County and Township offices that won in the Primary.

Cascade Township - From the Clerk's office

Cascade Township - From the Clerk's office

From: http://www.cascadetwp.com

Vote August 7
The next date for an election is August 7. The August Primary selects candidates for State and Local Offices from opposing parties to be placed on the General Election ballot  in November. If there are no opponents from other political parties, the only opposition in November would come from candidates running as Independent or Write-in candidates. At stake at the local level will be all the elected positions for the Cascade Township Board. Candidates for Trustee are incumbents Cynthia P. Fox Janes, Fred Goldberg, Jim Koessel and Jack Lewis. R. Jayne Currier is also on the  ballot for a Trustee position. Incumbent Rob Beahan is running for Supervisor. He will be opposed by John Shipley. Ken Peirce is running unopposed for Treasurer and Ron Goodyke is running unopposed for Clerk.

November 6th General Election

August primary coming up

From: http://adatownshipmi.com/

On Tuesday, August 7th, Ada Township will conduct the 2012 Primary Elections. There will be many items on the ballot for Ada residents to consider.

We have two millage proposals that will be up for renewal: the Police and Fire Millage, and the Parks and Recreation Millage.

Also, the Ada Township Elected Officials will all be up for election. They include the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four Trustees.

Other offices up for election are: U.S. Senator, our 86th State Representative, Kent County Prosecuting Attorney, Kent County Clerk/Register, Kent County Treasurer, and 11th District County Commission seat.

There will also be judges for Court of Appeals, Circuit Court, District Court and Probate Court on the August Primary ballot.

Cascade residents encouraged to register for the August Primary

Cascade residents encouraged to register for the August Primary

CASCADE, MI - If you want to vote in the August 7 primary, you will need to register by July 9 at the Cascade Township Office.  In Cascade, all of the elected positions for the township Board of Trustees are on the ballot.

Cascade Candidates for Trustee are incumbents Cynthia P. Fox Janes, Fred Goldberg, Jim Koessel and Jack Lewis.  R. Jayne Currier is also on the ballot for a Trustee position.

Incumbent Rob Beahan is running for Supervisor.  He will be opposed by John Shipley.

Ken Peirce is running unopposed for Treasurer and Ron Goodyke is running unopposed for Clerk.

First-time voters:  if you register by mail, you must vote in person.  Absent Voter Ballots can only be issued to first-time voters whose identify can be verified by appearing in person at the township office or at a Secretary of State Office.

Source:  http://www.cascadetwp.com/

From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

Libraries and other organizations such as schools, police and fire departments that provide essential tax-supported services have been working with state lawmakers for nearly a year to brainstorm ways to replace the business equipment personal property tax (PPT) if it is eliminated

Replacement is critical because without it, the services Kent County residents rely on will be at the very least irreparably damaged, and in some cases may cease entirely. Kent District Library applauded senators who recognized the value and necessity of our services, and were heartened that a “poison pill” replacement provision was included in a Senate measure that passed on May 10. While this solution is far from perfect, it is better than nothing. The provision provides that if a future legislature fails to restore revenue lost by elimination of the PPT, the PPT will be restored.

Cascade Township - From the Supervisor

Cascade Township - From the Supervisor

From: http://cascadetwp.com

There has been much talk about consolidation of government services as of late. Here in Cascade Township we have been involved in collaborative relationships with neighboring municipalities and various organizations.

The Township offi cials and staff continue to work closely with the neighboring municipalities to make sure the residents are receiving the services they expect in an effi cient and fi scally responsible manner.

For a number of years we have partnered with Ada Township and Grand Rapids Township to form the East Precinct for Police protection from the Kent County Sherriff Department. By pooling our combined resources we have been able to increase and maintain 24/7 patrols throughout all three townships.