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Voters in the Ann Arbor School district approved a one-billion-dollar capitol bond issue. The 30-year levy allows the district to renew and replace existing school infrastructure, make other upgrades at every school, build new classroom space to accommodate growing student enrollment and purchase buses and technology. The bond passed with 53.26% of the votes, and it would amount to a tax increase of 1.65 mills in addition to the existing school tax being levied as the result of a 20-year, sinking fund millage approved by voters in 2017. 

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There is an election taking place November 5th, and voters in many Washtenaw County communities will be voting on a variety of issues.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Geoff Smereck, Director of Voter Services for the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, about what voters will see on their local ballots and reminds them of new rules and policies impacting voters that are now in place.

An expiring fire protection services measure in Manchester Township will be extended through 2023.  Just under 63-percent of voters were in favor of restoring a previously approved .65 mill tax.


Augusta and Manchester Township are both asking residents to renew millages intended to help pay for local firefighting services.

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It was light voter turnout for the primary elections in Washtenaw County. County elections director Ed Golembiewski had predicted 20-to-25% turnout among the more than 272,000 registered voters.  In the end, under 18% cast a ballot.