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CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION



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September 26, 2012 - NOTICE OF

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

TO BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012 FOR

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON

To the qualified electors of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Charter Township of Brandon, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI. 48462 WILL BE OPEN:

MONDAY, October 9, 2012 FROM 8:30AM 5:00PM

ON THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER

FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN BRANDON TOWNSHIP NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.

THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

PRESIDENTIAL President and Vice President of the United States

CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress

LEGISLATIVE Representative in State Legislature

STATE BOARDS State Board of Education, University of Michigan Regents, Michigan State University Trustees, Wayne State University Governors

COUNTY County Executive, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Water Resources Commissioner and County Commissioner

JUDICIAL Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of the Supreme Court - Incumbent Position, Judge of Court of Appeals 2nd District Incumbent Position, Judge of Circuit Court 6th Circuit Incumbent Position, Judge of Circuit Court 6th Circuit Non-Incumbent Position, Judge of Probate Court Incumbent Position

LOCAL SCHOOL BRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT - Board Member, Board Member Partial Term ending 12/31/2014,

OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT Board Member

COMMUNITY

COLLEGE Board of Trustees Member Oakland Community College

LOCAL OFFICES BRANDON TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustees, Library Board Trustees

VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE President, Trustees

AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL(S):

STATEWIDE PROPOSAL(S)

PROPOSAL 12-1

A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 4 OF 2011 -

THE EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW

Public Act 4 of 2011 would:

Establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts.

Authorize Governor to appoint an emergency manager (EM) upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow the EM to act in place of local government officials.

Require EM to develop financial and operating plans, which may include modification or termination of contracts, reorganization of government, and determination of expenditures, services, and use of assets until the emergency is resolved.

Alternatively, authorize state-appointed review team to enter into a local government approved consent decree.

Should this law be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-2

A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION

REGARDING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

This proposal would:

Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.

Invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including employees' financial support of their labor unions. Laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.

Override state laws that regulate hours and conditions of employment to the extent that those laws conflict with collective bargaining agreements.

Define "employer" as a person or entity employing one or more employees.

Should this proposal be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-3

PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE

CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH A STANDARD

FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

This proposal would:

Require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025.

Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance with the renewable energy standard.

Allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25% standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.

Require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of Michigan residents.

PROPOSAL 12-4

A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE

CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH THE MICHIGAN

QUALITY HOME CARE COUNCIL AND PROVIDE

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR IN-HOME

CARE WORKERS

This proposal would:

Allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with the Michigan Quality Home Care Council (MQHCC). Continue the current exclusive representative of in-home care workers until modified in accordance with labor laws.

Require MQHCC to provide training for in-home care workers, create a registry of workers who pass background checks, and provide financial services to patients to manage the cost of in-home care.

Preserve patients' rights to hire in-home care workers who are not referred from the MQHCC registry who are bargaining unit members.

Authorize the MQHCC to set minimum compensation standards and terms and conditions of employment.

PROPOSAL 12-5

A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE

CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THE ENACTMENT OF

NEW TAXES BY STATE GOVERNMENT

This proposal would:

Require a 2/3 majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in order for the State of Michigan to impose new or additional taxes on taxpayers or expand the base of taxation or increasing the rate of taxation.

This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax limitations otherwise created in this Constitution. Should this proposal be approved?

BRANDON SCHOOLS PROPOSALS

OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the school district to levy 17.9496 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2012 tax levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 17.9496 mills ($17.9496 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Brandon School District in the Counties of Oakland and Lapeer, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 6 years, 2013 to 2018, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2013 is approximately $1,600,000 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2012 tax levy)?

POSTED BY:

Brandon Township Clerk - B. Jean McCreery, CMC

395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462 - (248) 627-2851

jmccreery@brandontownship.us

Publish in The Citizen 9-29-12

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