Public Notice: Addison Township

For the Township of Addison
To the Qualified Electors of the Township of Addison, County of Oakland, State of Michigan:
Notice of November 3, 2020 General Election
Precinct 1 Rowland Hall, 23 E. Elmwood Rd., Leonard, MI 48367
Precinct 2 Addison Township Offices, 1440 Rochester Rd., Leonard, MI 48367
Precinct 3 Fire Station 1, 4026 Forest St., Leonard, MI 48367
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the November 3, 2020 General Election will be conducted in all voting precincts of Addison Township for the purpose of electing candidates for the following office:
President and Vice President of the United States, United States Senator, Representative in Congress 8th District, Representative in the State Legislature 46th District.
State Boards: Member of the State Board of Education, Regent of the University of Michigan, Trustee of Michigan State University, Governor of Wayne State University.
County Offices: Executive, Executive partial term, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk-Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Water Resources Commissioner and Commissioner for the 3rd District
Township: Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and Trustees.
Judicial: Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judge of Circuit Court 6th Circuit, Judge of Probate Court, Judge of District Court 52nd District, 3rd Division
Board of Trustees Member Oakland Community College
Township Library Board Members
Village: President, Treasurer and Trustees
School Board Members: Almont Community, Lake Orion Community, Oxford Community or Romeo Community.
And the following Proposals:
State Proposal 20-1 A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent. This proposed constitutional amendment would: Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks, and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000. Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund. Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement. Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation. Should this proposal be adopted?
State Proposal 20-2 A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications. This proposed constitutional amendment would: Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications. Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things.
COUNTY PROPOSAL Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Millage Replacement and Increase to Improve, Operate, and Maintain Parks, Open Space Areas, Trails, and Recreation Activities in Oakland County, Michigan The Oakland County Parks System includes 7000 acres and 80 miles of trails preserving and protecting the environment. There are 13 Oakland County Parks and recreational activities throughout the County including campgrounds, dog parks, golf courses, water parks, and mobile recreation units. To continue to provide revenue to the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, shall the current millage, which has been reduced by required rollback, be replaced and increased to .35 mills for 10 years from 2020 to 2029? The .35 mills is equal to 35 cents per $1,000.00 of taxable value. The millage, if approved and levied, will generate approximately $22,026,860.00 in 2020. The purpose of the millage is to improve, operate, and maintain parks, open space and water areas, trails, and recreation facilities; to allow for free day-use park admission for seniors (62 and over), military, veterans, and residents with permanent disabilities; to expand trails; to enhance local recreation programs; and to increase environmental conservation and recreation activities. Revenue from this millage will be disbursed only to the County of Oakland to be used solely for the purpose of funding the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission with external audits and oversight by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.
Information for Voters:
Sample ballots with candidate listing may be obtained at the Clerk’s Office,, or All electors who are registered with the Township Clerk in which they reside are eligible to vote at the election. For assistance in determining your precinct contact the Township Clerk or
To comply with the Help America, Vote Act (HAVA), all polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities. Voting instructions will be available in alternative formats such as audio and braille, please contact the Addison Township Clerk if you have questions or need assistance.
The Clerk’s Office will be open for election services such as obtain or return an absentee ballot or register to vote on the Saturday preceding the election, October 31, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to serve you.
Pauline Bennett, Addison Township Clerk
1440 Rochester Rd. , Leonard, MI 48367
248-628-3317 Ext. 216 or 217
Publish and Post: October 14, 2020

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