Mayor’s Memo – Be an Educated Voter this Fall

Be an Educated Voter this Fall

by Mayor Sean Denison

This November 8th, there are important issues on the ballot that will require your attention.  Please become familiar with the issues so that you can make educated decisions this fall.  Here are a few of the proposals that you will be deciding:

  • A Proposal To Amend The State Constitution To Require Annual Public Financial Disclosure Reports By Legislators And Other State Officers And Change State Legislator Term Limit To 12 Total Years In Legislature
  • A Proposal To Amend The State Constitution To Add Provisions Regarding Elections.
  • A Proposal To Amend The State Constitution To Establish New Individual Right To Reproductive Freedom, Including Right To Make All Decisions About Pregnancy And Abortion; Allow State To Regulate Abortion In Some Cases; And Forbid Prosecution Of Individuals Exercising Established Right
  • BERRIEN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY MILLAGE PROPOSAL – an increase of up to .45 Mills
  • BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BONDING PROPOSAL – Thirty-Four Million Nine Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($34,970,000)

Also on the ballot will be candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Congressional Representatives, Judges and City Commission.  You can view the ballot for the City of Buchanan here:

“What’s On the Ballot?” –

The City Commission recently approved a resolution to design, purchase, acquire, and construct the improvements to our water supply and sewage disposal system and to pay the cost through the issuance of one or more series of revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $23,000,000.  While this will not be on the ballot, knowing about it may influence your vote on other issues. 

Likewise, knowing more about the candidates on the ballot, will allow you to make educated decisions that will have long term effects on our community and state.  Please educate yourself – and then be sure to cast your ballot!

Thank you, see you around town,
Sean Denison, Mayor

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