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Low voter turnout, millage questions pass in elections around Michigan Tuesday


BRANCH COUNTY, MI (WTVB) - There were no Branch County ballot issues under consideration Tuesday but Michigan voters again appeared to be, for the most part, generous in approving new money for schools, police, roads and other projects with reports that 80% of the proposals around the state passed yesterday.  A very small portion of southeast Branch County is included in Hillsdale County’s Camden Frontier school district, which had an operational millage renewal on the ballot and it was approved.

In Branch County, there were 3 votes, 2 in favor and one against. Elsewhere, some of the outcomes in Southwest Michigan show Kalamazoo voters easily passed both a county wide millage question for Transportation, and a 62-million dollar bond issue for school improvement and maintenance projects. Routine operating millage questions were also approved in the Vicksburg, Marshall, Three Rivers, Cassopolis and White Pigeon.  A facilities upkeep proposal was passed by Battle Creek School District residents.  However, Pennfield Township voters rejected a one year tax hike to fund police and fire services.