LANSING, MI (WKZO) -- The Michigan House has approved a Senate bill that would require that school districts hold November election on even years. Those are the gubernatorial and presidential elections. Rep. Kurt Heise says it means they can piggy back on those ballots and save the cost of running their own elections.
Board candidates say they will unable to compete for the attention of the voting public, who will be focused on the larger races for state and federal office. It will also make it more difficult for clerks, because school district boundaries are different than city and township boundaries, and printing ballots can get complex and expensive. The measure now heads for the Governor’s desk.