CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON - NOTICE OF THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE AUGUST 2, 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that July 5, 2016, is the last day registrations can be accepted in order to be eligible to vote in the above stated election to be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Registrations will be accepted at the Canton Township Clerk’s Office, 1150 South Canton Center Road, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration can also be made at any Secretary of State Branch Office or State Designated Agency. Persons with special needs who are unable to register in the above mentioned manner are urged to contact the Clerk’s Office at 734-394-5120. Mail-in registrations postmarked by July 5, 2016, will also be accepted.
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the Charter Township of Canton, notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held in the Charter Township of Canton on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of voting on the following:
Representative in Congress
State Representative (20th & 21st Districts)
County Register of Deeds
County Commissioner (10th District)
Delegate to County Convention
Judge of Circuit Court 3rd Circuit (Non-Incumbent)
and to vote on the following proposals:
Proposal P Parks Millage Continuation
To continue the millage authorized in 2010, shall Wayne County levy this millage at the estimated 2015 rollback rate of .2459 (about 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable valuation) for five more years (2016 through 2020) to continue to improve and operate several parks and related facilities, including Hines Park, Elizabeth Park, Chandler Park, and improvements to municipal parks in the 43 communities as provided in an implementing ordinance through an annual allocation by commission district of the greater of $50,000 or 15% of the total funds generated from that district, on the condition that, for any year for which this continued levy would be imposed, Wayne County must budget from other sources an amount equal to its 1995-1996 fiscal year appropriation for parks? This renewal is projected to generate $9,865,514 in 2016. Yes No
Wayne County Zoological Authority Renewal Millage
The Wayne County Zoological Authority was established pursuant to Public Act 49 of 2008 and formed to allow for continuing zoological services for the students, residents, and visitors of Wayne County. The law allows the Authority to seek authorization from the electors to levy a tax on real and personal property to provide revenue to an accredited zoological institution for this purpose. Accordingly, as a renewal of the previously approved millage authorization which expires with the 2017 tax levy, to continue providing zoological services to benefit the residents of the County, shall the 0.1 mill (10 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) on all of the taxable property located within the County continue to be imposed for a period of ten (10) years, being years 2018 through 2027? It is estimated that if approved and levied, this millage would generate approximately $3,940,066.55 in 2018. Shall this proposal be adopted? Yes No
STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT 278 OF PUBLIC ACTS OF 1964
Amending the Property Tax Limitation Act
I, Eric R. Sabree, Treasurer of Wayne County, Michigan, do hereby certify that, as of June 06, 2016 the total of all voted increases in excess of the tax rate limitation established by Section 6, Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, as amended, and the years such increases are effective on property in the County of Wayne are as follows:
Wayne County, Michigan
Township of Canton
Taxing Authorities Date of Election Voted Increases Years Increase Effective
County of Wayne November 3, 2009 1 mill 2019
Wayne County Jail August 7, 2012 1 mill 2021
Wayne County November 6, 2008 1.25 mills 2020
Comm. College November 6, 2012 1 mill 2022
Plymouth-Canton August 5, 2014 18 mills 2024 (non-homestead only)
Van Buren Township August, 2011 18 mills 2016 (non-homestead only)
Wayne-Westland May, 2010 18 mills 2025 (non-homestead only)
Community Schools February, 2012 .9922 mills 2022
Persons entitled to be registered voters in Canton Township must possess the following qualifications on or before the day of; the election: (1) a citizen of the United States; (2) not less than 18 years of age; (3) a resident of the State of Michigan and Canton Township for not less than 30 days prior to the election (MCL 168.492). In addition, qualified electors must be registered to vote not less than 30 days prior to the election (MCL 168.497).
Registrations will be received at Canton Township Hall located at 1150 S. Canton Center Rd, Canton, Michigan, 48188, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
The Office of the Township Clerk, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016 for obtaining and casting absentee ballots. Qualified voters must appear in person to receive a ballot.
On Monday, August 1, 2016, those requesting an absentee ballot must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. Emergency absentee ballots ONLY will be issued on Election Day, August 2, 2016.
To obtain election instructions in an alternative format (audio or Braille), contact the Clerk’s Office at 734-394-5120 prior to Election Day.
If you are unsure of your voting location, please refer to your voter registration card, check the Clerk’s voting page on Canton’s Website at www.canton-mi.org/clerk/voting.aspx, or call the Clerk’s office at 734-394-5120.
Terry G. Bennett, Clerk