IRON COUNTY—Next Tuesday, May 8, is an election day in Iron County and the rest of Michigan, but only Hematite Township voters have anything on the ballot.
On that day, township voters must decide whether to renew the township’s five-mill operating levy. The funds, $75,584.40 in the first year, is for general township operations.
The levy is for five years, 2013 to 2017, and will replace the existing five-mill levy, which expires this year.
The next election in Iron County will be the state primary, Aug. 7, which will decide the field of candidates for the general election on Nov. 6.
Candidates for partisan and non-partisan office have started announcing their plans. The deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions is May 15—after the May 18 withdrawal deadline passes, the field for the primary will be set.
May 15 is also the deadline for local and county ballot proposals to be filed for the Aug. 7 primary.