Lockport Township

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Vote 2012!

Come on out and cast your vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Lockport Township Hall.

Located at the corner of Holtom and South River Rd.

Hours to cast your vote are 7 am. to 8 pm.

Below is a sample Ballot from The State of Michigan website for your preview.

SAMPLE BALLOT State General
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
St. Joseph County, Michigan
Lockport Township, Precinct 1
GENERAL INFORMATION
•Please visit this site frequently to see updated information.
•Information for some local candidates and proposals may not be available.
•Your ballot will contain the following information. The official ballot you will receive on election day may have a slightly different format than what is displayed below.
•Please note that this is not an official ballot. You will be provided with your official ballot at your polling location.

WEB SITE LINK INFORMATION
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•Click on the $ symbol hyperlink for campaign finance information.

•For information provided by independent sources regarding statewide ballot proposals, click on the Ballot Proposal Analysis hyperlinks.

PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Vote for not more than 1
Mitt Romney $ Republican
Paul Ryan
Barack Obama $ Democratic
Joe Biden
Virgil H. Goode Jr. $ U.S. Taxpayers
James N. Clymer
Jill Stein $ Green
Cheri Honkala
Ross C. Anderson $ Natural Law
Luis Rodriguez

CONGRESSIONAL
UNITED STATES SENATOR
Vote for not more than 1
Pete Hoekstra $ Republican
Debbie Stabenow $ Democratic
Scotty Boman $ Libertarian
Richard A. Matkin $ U.S. Taxpayers
Harley Mikkelson $ Green
John D. Litle $ Natural Law

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
6th DISTRICT
Vote for not more than 1
Fred Upton $ Republican
Mike O’Brien $ Democratic
Christie Gelineau $ Libertarian
Jason Gatties $ U.S. Taxpayers

LEGISLATIVE
REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE
59th DISTRICT
Vote for not more than 1
Matt Lori $ Republican
Mike Moroz $ Democratic

STATE BOARD
MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Vote for not more than 2
Todd A. Courser $ Republican
Melanie A. Kurdys $ Republican
Michelle Fecteau $ Democratic
Lupe Ramos-Montigny $ Democratic
Andy LeCureaux $ Libertarian
Karen Adams $ U.S. Taxpayers
Gail M. Graeser $ U.S. Taxpayers
Candace R. Caveny $ Green
Dwain Reynolds III $ Green

REGENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Vote for not more than 2
Dan Horning $ Republican
Robert Steele $ Republican
Mark Bernstein $ Democratic
Shauna Ryder Diggs $ Democratic
James Lewis Hudler $ Libertarian
Gregory Scott Stempfle $ Libertarian
Joe Sanger $ U.S. Taxpayers
Gerald T. Van Sickle $ U.S. Taxpayers
Eric Borregard $ Green
Nikki Mattson $ Natural Law

TRUSTEE OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Vote for not more than 2
Melanie Foster $ Republican
Jeff Sakwa $ Republican
Joel Ferguson $ Democratic
Brian Mosallam $ Democratic
Michael H. Miller $ Libertarian
Bill Mohr II $ U.S. Taxpayers
Stephen J. Young $ U.S. Taxpayers
Lloyd Clarke $ Green

GOVERNOR OF WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Vote for not more than 2
Michael J. Busuito $ Republican
Satish B. Jasti $ Republican
Sandra Hughes O’Brien $ Democratic
Kim Trent $ Democratic
Robert Gale $ U.S. Taxpayers
Marc J. Sosnowski $ U.S. Taxpayers
Margaret Guttshall $ Green
Latham Redding $ Green

COUNTY
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Vote for not more than 1
John McDonough Republican

SHERIFF
Vote for not more than 1
Bradley D. Balk Republican

CLERK & REGISTER OF DEEDS
Vote for not more than 1
Pattie S. Bender Republican

TREASURER
Vote for not more than 1
Judith L. Ratering Republican

DRAIN COMMISSIONER
Vote for not more than 1
Jeffery Wenzel Republican

COUNTY – Continued
SURVEYOR
Vote for not more than 1
David Mostrom Republican

COUNTY COMMISSIONER
3rd DISTRICT
Vote for not more than 1
Rick Shaffer Republican

TOWNSHIP
SUPERVISOR
Vote for not more than 1
Raymond Signorello Republican

CLERK
Vote for not more than 1
Wayne Timm Republican

TREASURER
Vote for not more than 1
Paul E. Bungart Republican

TRUSTEE
Vote for not more than 2
Mark Major Republican
Scott Koenigsfeld Democratic
Joe Nowicki Democratic

NONPARTISAN SECTION
JUDICIAL
JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT
8 Year Term
Vote for not more than 2
Doug Dern $
Connie Marie Kelley $
Stephen Markman
Justice of the Supreme Court $
Bridget Mary McCormack $
Kerry L. Morgan $
Colleen O’Brien $
Bob Roddis $

JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT
Incumbent Position
Partial Term Ending 01/01/2015
Vote for not more than 1
Mindy Barry $
Shelia Johnson $
Brian Zahra
Justice of the Supreme Court $

JUDGE OF COURT OF APPEALS
COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT 1
Incumbent Position
6 Year Term
Vote for not more than 2
Kirsten Frank Kelly
Judge of the Court of Appeals $
Michael Riordan
Judge of the Court of Appeals $

JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT
45TH CIRCUIT COURT
Incumbent Position
6 Year Term
Vote for not more than 1
Paul E. Stutesman
Judge of the Circuit Court $

JUDGE OF PROBATE COURT
ST JOSEPH COUNTY PROBATE COURT
Non-Incumbent Position
6 Year Term
Vote for not more than 1
David C. Tomlinson $
Christine Yancey $

JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT
3RD B DISTRICT COURT
Non-Incumbent Position
6 Year Term
Vote for not more than 1
Matt Davidson $
Robert K. Pattison $

LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
4 Year Term
Vote for not more than 2
Carl A. Barth
Waneta S. Truckey

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBER
GLEN OAKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Vote for not more than 2
John Bippus
Murray Malinoski
Joni Smith

COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBER
GLEN OAKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Partial Term Ending 12/31/2014
Vote for not more than 2
Mary Lou Falkenstein
Nancy A. Percival

PROPOSAL SECTION
STATE PROPOSALS
PROPOSAL 12-1
PROPOSAL 12-1
A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 4 OF 2011 -
THE EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW

Public Act 4 of 2011 would:

· Establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts.

· Authorize Governor to appoint an emergency manager (EM) upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow the EM to act in place of local government officials.

· Require EM to develop financial and operating plans, which may include modification or termination of contracts, reorganization of government, and determination of expenditures, services, and use of assets until the emergency is resolved.

· Alternatively, authorize state-appointed review team to enter into a local government approved consent decree.

Should this law be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-2
PROPOSAL 12-2
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
REGARDING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

This proposal would:

· Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.

· Invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including employees’ financial support of their labor unions. Laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.

· Override state laws that regulate hours and conditions of employment to the extent that those laws conflict with collective bargaining agreements.

· Define “employer” as a person or entity employing one or more employees.

Should this proposal be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-3
PROPOSAL 12-3
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
TO ESTABLISH A STANDARD FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

This proposal would:

· Require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025.

· Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance with the renewable energy standard.

· Allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25% standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.

· Require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of Michigan residents.

Should this proposal be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-4
PROPOSAL 12-4
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
TO ESTABLISH THE MICHIGAN QUALITY HOME CARE COUNCIL
AND PROVIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
FOR IN-HOME CARE WORKERS

This proposal would:

· Allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with the Michigan Quality Home Care Council (MQHCC). Continue the current exclusive representative of in-home care workers until modified in accordance with labor laws.

· Require MQHCC to provide training for in-home care workers, create a registry of workers who pass background checks, and provide financial services to patients to manage the cost of in-home care.

· Preserve patients’ rights to hire in-home care workers who are not referred from the MQHCC registry who are bargaining unit members.

· Authorize the MQHCC to set minimum compensation standards and terms and conditions of employment.

Should this proposal be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-5
PROPOSAL 12-5
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
TO LIMIT THE ENACTMENT OF NEW TAXES BY STATE GOVERNMENT

This proposal would:

Require a 2/3 majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in order for the State of Michigan to impose new or additional taxes on taxpayers or expand the base of taxation or increasing the rate of taxation.

This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax limitations otherwise created in this Constitution.

Should this proposal be approved?

PROPOSAL 12-6
PROPOSAL 12-6
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
REGARDING CONSTRUCTION OF
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

This proposal would:

· Require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where “new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.

· Create a definition of “new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles” that means, “any bridge or tunnel which is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1, 2012.”

Should this proposal be approved?

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