C-PS voters deciding fate of ballot questions

Carsonville-Port Sanilac School district voters are determining the fate of two ballot questions today, casting the majority of their votes by using absentee ballots.

Sanilac County Clerk Denise McGuire said the style of voting, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, is new to everyone, including county election workers.

District voters were casting their decisions on a bond proposal and a sinking fund proposal that is successful, would raise over $3 million dollars over 10 years.

If the bond issue is approved, it would generate $2.7 million in the first year. The tax would help fund instructional technology, school bus purchases, athletic facilities renovations, parking lots and other projects.

The second proposal is a sinking fund millage renewal at 0.747 mill over the course of 10 years that would be used on school infrastructure including buildings and technology upgrades.

McGuire said the Secretary of State’s office sent absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in the school district, almost 2,700 total. She said the state paid for all costs associated with the election.

School officials in Sandusky and Harbor Beach decided to pull their scheduled elections off the table until a later date.