Pct-1-Sample-Farmington-Only-031020REP.pdfPolls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 am through 8:00 pm.
ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS TO VOTE will be mailed the week of December 23, 2019 to all registered voters who are presently on our Automatic Application List (formerly known as the Permanent Absentee Voter list). If you are not on our Automatic Application list but would like to receive an absentee voter (AV) ballot for this election, please visit or call our offices to receive a current AV application. You may also print and return a March 10, 2020 Absentee Application to Vote that is located here.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS will begin to be mailed the first week of February, 2020 to voters who have already submitted an absentee application to vote. Applications may be submitted at the Clerk's Office through Monday, March 9, 2020, though the last day to mail out ballots will be Friday, March 6, 2020. Those submitting an absentee application to vote in person on the day before the election MUST vote and return the ballot to the Clerk's office before leaving the building.
WEEKEND HOURS of the Clerk's office are available for the convenience of voters on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
ON THE BALLOT :
- The 2020 Presidential Primary is designated a "closed primary," just as it was in 2012 and 2016. Michigan Election Law requires voters wishing to participate in the March 10 Election to choose a Democratic, Republican, or ballot without Presidential Primary (local issues only such as proposals) ballot when voting absentee or at the polls on Election Day. While a voter must select a specific ballot, there is no political party registration in Michigan's voter registration system. However, the voter's ballot selection will be public information for the 22 months following the election.
Renewal of Oakland County Art Institute Authority Millage
- In 2012 the electors of Oakland County approved a 10-year millage to provide County residents with services from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) through the Oakland County Art Institute Authority. As a result of the millage, the DIA provides Oakland County residents with free K-12 school field trips including free transportation, free senior group programming with free transportation, and unlimited free general admission. To ensure transparency, the DIA submits to an annual independent audit and posts financial reports online.
To continue to provide revenue to the DIA, which will allow these DIA services for the residents of the County to continue, the Art Institute Authority is permitted by law to seek a renewal of the millage at a rate of no more than the current 0.2 mill (20 cents per $1,000 taxable value) on all real and personal property in the County. Revenue from this millage will be disbursed to the Art Institute Authority and then transferred to the DIA as permitted by and for the purposes set forth in Public Act 296 of 2010. It is estimated that if approved and levied, this millage renewal would generate approximately $13,600,000 in 2022.
Do you approve the renewal of the 0.2 mill on all taxable property located within the County for a period of 10 years from 2022 through 2031?
Farmington Public School District Bond Proposal
Shall the Farmington Public School District, County of Oakland, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Ninety-Eight Million Dollars ($98,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making the following improvements:
-remodeling School District buildings for safety and security improvements;
-constructing additions to, equipping, furnishing, reequipping, refurnishing and remodeling School District buildings, including classroom, auditorium, roofing and climate control improvements;
-improving and developing sites, including outdoor athletic facilities, playgrounds and structures in the School District;
-acquiring school buses; and
-acquiring and installing technology infrastructure and equipment?
The debt millage required to retire all bonds of the School District currently outstanding and proposed pursuant to this Bond Proposal, if approved, is estimated to be at or below 3.20 mills, which is .10 mill less than the 2019 levy. The estimated millage to be levied in 2020 to service this issue of bonds is .90 mill ($ .90 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 1.12 mill ($1.12 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds may be issued in multiple series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed 20 years from the date of issue of such series.
(Under state law, bond proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance costs or other School District operating expenses.)
The following are sample ballots from Precinct 1 - if you reside in a different precinct, all races remain the same, though names may appear in a different order.
Democratic Party Ballot
Republican Party Ballot
No Party Declaration Ballot
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Notice of Election for March 10, 2020- will be posted soon as available
Notice of Registration for March 10, 2020
Notice of Election Commission Meeting and Public Accuracy Test for March 10, 2020
Other information about the March 10, 2020 Election will be posted soon.