On August 3, 2021 a special election will be held for the renewal (not an increase) of the Isabella County Central Dispatch Surcharge 9-1-1 System funding.
In 2016, Isabella County voters approved this funding which exclusively supports 9-1-1 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services within Isabella County. This includes, facilities, equipment, maintenance, and operating costs. According to Isabella County Central Dispatch, more than 282,000 calls have been received by dispatchers, since 2017. The renewal of this surcharge will provide the operational support needed to keep Isabella County residents, public safety officers and visitors safe. The ballot language and other voting reminders are outlined below.
Shall the County of Isabella, Michigan, be authorized to continue to assess a charge on all landline, wireless, and voice over internet protocol service users located in Isabella County at the same rate as previously approved by the voters of up to $3.00per month, effectiveJuly 1, 2021,to be used exclusively for the funding of 9-1-1 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services within Isabella County, including facilities, equipment and maintenance, and operating costs?
Please note precinct locations for this August 3, 2021 election.
- Precinct 2 (City Hall): Voters from Precinct 1 (Ganiard) and Precinct 2 will vote at City Hall.
- Precinct 3 (Pullen): Voters from Precinct 4 (High School) and Precinct 3 will vote at Pullen.
- Precinct 6 (Vowles): Voters from Precinct 5 (Kinney) and Precinct 6 and Precinct 7 (Fancher) will vote at Vowles.
Permanent Absentee Voters:
Permanent absentee voters will be mailed an application for a ballot. If you wish to vote in this election you must return the application by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office (320 W. Broadway Street) or placed in the ballot drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.
For those not on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office by mail, or email (email@example.com). This must be completed by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021.
Absentee voting at the Clerk’s Office is available on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Monday, August 2, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you are currently not registered to vote, you can register online at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the registration voter application found online. This must be completed by July 19, 2021.
After July 19, 2021 voter registration will be available at the City Clerk’s office. Please bring a proof of residency and a photo ID. This can be done until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
Election Day Information:
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Need a ride to and from the polls? I-Ride is offering free rides. Call (989) 772-9441 to schedule.
Visit www.mi.gov/vote to confirm where you are registered to vote.