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EUP Voters Approve All Propositions, Candidates

May 2 Election Results

The proposition to support career and technical education (CTE) in the Eastern Upper Peninsula was narrowly approved by voters, 2,756 to 2,713, a margin of only 43 votes, or 50.3% of the 5,469 votes cast.

The one-mill tax levy will provide about $2.3 million a year for 10 years to provide career and technical education programs for juniors and seniors in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District.

The same proposition was defeated in 2016 by 396 votes, with 5,456 votes cast.

Support for the millage was strongest in Mackinac County, with citizens casting 426 votes in favor and 244 votes against. Luce County voters also approved the proposition, 303 to 269, while Chippewa County voters were against the measure, voting 2,021 in favor to 2,190 against. Seney Township in Schoolcraft County gave the proposition six votes in favor and 10 votes against.

In the Mackinac Island annual city election, all candidates were incumbents and unopposed. With 112 votes cast from a pool of 761 registered voters, or a 14.7% turnout, Mayor Margaret Doud received 88 votes, Supervisor Bradley Chambers received 83 votes, City Clerk Danielle Wightman received 102 votes, City Treasurer Richard Linn received 99 votes, Assessor Robert G. Benser received 77 votes, Alderman Steven Moskwa received 85 votes, and Alderwoman Anneke Myers received 84 votes.

Les Cheneaux Area Schools proposition to renew 19.5 operation mills for four years won, 284 to 58; the Portage Township road millages both passed, with the one-mill proposition receiving 78 yes votes to 61 no votes and the two-mill proposition receiving 73 yes votes to 65 no votes.

In other Chippewa County elections, Pickford voters passed its school operational millage, 214, to 126, the DeTour Area Schools operational millage renewal passed, 284 to 69, the Sugar Island waste disposal proposition passed, 123 to 23, and the Whitefish Public Library operational millage passed, 150 to 43.

Unofficial county totals are posted in the Documents section on The St. Ignace News Web site, http://www.stignacenews.com/common/Misc/Documents.html

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