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NOTICE OF ELECTION GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2012



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October 24, 2012 - NOTICE OF ELECTION GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2012

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION

To the Qualified Electors:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in:

The Charter Township of Orion

County of Oakland, State of Michigan

on

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012

THE POLLS will be open from

7 o'clock a.m. until 8 o'clock p.m.

AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:

1 St. Joseph's Catholic Church 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion

2 Blanche Sims Elementary School 405 E. Jackson, Lake Orion

3 Pine Tree Elementary School 590 Pine Tree Rd., Lake Orion

4 Orion Township Public Library 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion

5 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1950 S. Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion

6 Waldon Middle School 2509 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion

7 Carpenter Elementary School 2290 Flintridge, Orion

8 Scripps Middle School 385 E. Scripps Rd., Lake Orion

9 Community Education Resource Ctr. (CERC) 455 E. Scripps Rd., Lake Orion

10 St. Mary's in the Hills Episcopal Church 2512 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion

11 Orion Oaks Elementary School* 1255 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion

12 Lake Orion United Methodist Church 140 E. Flint St., Lake Orion

13 Gingellville Community Church 3920 S. Baldwin Rd., Orion

14 King of Kings Lutheran Church 1715 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion

*New Location

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FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL 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 Member of State Board of Education, Regent of University of Michigan, Trustee of Michigan State University, Governor of Wayne State University

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

JUDICIAL Justice of Supreme Court – Incumbent & Non-Incumbent Positions

Judge of Court of Appeals – 2nd District – Incumbent Position

Judge of Circuit Court – 6th Circuit – Incumbent & Non-Incumbent Positions

Judge of Probate Court – Oakland County –Incumbent Position

Judge of District Court – 52nd District, 3rd Division – Incumbent Position

COMMUNITY

COLLEGE Board of Trustees Members, Oakland Community College

LOCAL SCHOOL

DISTRICT Lake Orion Community School Board Member. School District of the City of Pontiac Board Member

TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustees, and Library Board

AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:

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.

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.

PROPOSAL 12-3

A 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.

PROPOSAL 12-6

A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION REGARDING CONSTRUCTION OF INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

This proposal would:

· Require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles" are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.

· Create a definition of "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles" that means, "any bridge or tunnel which is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1, 2012."

VOTER INSTRUCTIONS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT:

In compliance with the voting accessibility requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions in an audio and/or Braille format can be made available to voters prior to the election or at the polls on Election Day. Voters should feel free to contact Penny S. Shults, Clerk, at (248) 391-0304, ext. 104, to request such accommodations.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORION TOWNSHIP PRECINCTS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THE HANDICAPPED.

INFORMATION REGARDING ABSENT VOTER BALLOTS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CLERK AT (248) 391-0304, EXT. 104.

PENNY S. SHULTS, CLERK

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION

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