NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION
The General Election will be held in the Community Center Gymnasium at 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, Michigan on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The City of East Tawas will be holding a non-partisan election. The purpose of the election is to elect a Mayor for a two-year term and three Council members to be elected at large for four-year terms.
REMINDER: The last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the November general election is October 24th.
If you are on our Permanent Absent Voter list, an absentee ballot application would have been mailed to you prior to the previous August Primary Election. That application was a dual application for both the August and November 2022 elections. If you requested to be on our Permanent Absent Voter list after the August Primary Election, you should have already received an absentee ballot application. Remember, you cannot receive an absentee ballot unless you have completed an application and filed it with the Clerk’s office. If you believe you have completed your application and have not received your absentee ballot for the November General Election by the second week of October, please contact our office by phone at (989)362-6161 or stop in at City Hall to complete the absent voter application and we can issue you an absentee ballot if you so choose. You will need to present your Michigan Driver’s License or ID card to receive a ballot in person.
For your convenience, if you are unable to return your voted ballot in person, a drop box is located under the awning in the north parking lot (basketball court side). If you plan on mailing your ballot, please allow ample time for your ballot to be delivered before election day by the post office. If you cannot bring your ballot to our office before the day of the election, we ask that you bring your ballot inside to the Clerk’s office on election day.
(Note: Election law states that a ballot can only be given to the person requesting the ballot. Applications for an absentee ballot can be presented at City Hall but only those persons appearing in person will be given an absentee ballot. Ballots for those not appearing in person will be sent their ballot by mail or hand delivered by the Clerk. Please contact City Hall if you have any questions. Ballots can only be returned in person to the Clerk’s office by the voter, a spouse or an immediate family member.)
CITY OF EAST TAWAS CHARTER AMENDMENTS
Electors of the City of East Tawas will be voting in the General Election on three proposals. Two proposals are to amend the East Tawas City Charter and the third proposal would allow waterfront property owned by the City of East Tawas on Tawas Lake to be sold. Full wording of the following proposals will be available to the public to view at the East Tawas City Hall.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE EAST TAWAS CITY CHARTER TO RESTATE THE CHARTER IN GENDER-NEUTRAL TERMS
Shall various sections of the City of East Tawas Charter be amended to restate the Charter in gender-neutral terms?
This proposal would replace all he/him/his terminology with gender-neutral terminology.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4.2 OF CHAPTER IV OF THE EAST TAWAS CITY CHARTER
Shall Section 4.2 of Chapter IV of the East Tawas City Charter be amended to allow the City Council to establish the annual salary of Council members including the Mayor by Resolution following a Public Hearing? YES _________________ NO _________________
This proposal would allow council compensation to be established by a Resolution after holding a public hearing.
PROPOSAL FOR THE SALE OF LOTS OWNED BY THE CITY OF EAST TAWAS ALONG THE WATERFRONT OF TAWAS LAKE
Shall the City of East Tawas be authorized to sell the following parcels situated along the waterfront of Tawas Lake pursuant to requests for proposals, and in the best interests of the City?
121-P20-001-026-00 Maple Drive
121-O30-999-001-00 Warren Avenue
120-017-400-024-25 Clifford Street
121-P10-001-001-00 Lakewood Drive
121-P10-001-015-00 Lakewood Drive
YES _________________ NO _________________
For the full wording of the three proposals, please click here.
STATE OF MICHIGAN PROPOSALS
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has approved ballot language for the following proposals on the November 8th general election ballot.