Saturday, March 23, 2019
Election Information

Upcoming Election May 7, 2019

You may confirm your voter registration status or find your polling location and see a sample ballot by clicking on the Michigan Voter Information Center link below (Election Information Links.)

Ballot Language:



Shall Charlotte Public Schools, Eaton County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty-Seven Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($27,750,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

• erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to school buildings;

• remodeling, including installation of security measures for, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping school buildings;

• erecting, furnishing and equipping a new agricultural school building and a support building;

• acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for school buildings; and

• equipping, developing and improving athletic facilities, playgrounds, parking areas, driveways and sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2019, under current law, is 0.8 mill ($0.80 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 2.47 mills ($2.47 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $8,617,150 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $16,538,037. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 25 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 8.39 mills. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $52,075,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $11,181,282.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

Absentee Ballots

Regular absentee ballots cannot be requested more than 75 days prior to an Election.

Regular absentee ballots must be requested in writing and signed by the voter for each election; we do not accept "dual" applications that request for more than one election. 

For an absentee ballot application or to be put on the permanent list (to automatically receive an application for every election eligible) please contact the Clerk, Charamy Cleary at 517-543-3308 or email at

If you are overseas or military stationed outside of your registered address please use the FVAP applications and contact the Clerk, Charamy Cleary at 517-543-3308 or email at for specific instructions.

Absentee ballots are usually available to be sent out about a month before the election and can be requested (with some limitations) up to the Monday prior to Election Day.  For more details see the links below (Election Information Links) or contact the Clerk, Charamy Cleary.

Regular mail time by USPS can take about a week. Applications or ballots can be mailed or dropped off in-person during Township hours or after hours use the dropbox, located in the parking lot across from the building under the lamppost.

Completed ballots must be received by the Clerk by 8 pm Election Day and signed by the voter in order to be counted. You can track your absentee ballot status through the Michigan Voter Information Center link below (Election Information Links.)