West Michigan voters head to the polls

Grand Rapids (WZZM) - It's election day in many cities across West Michigan, including Grand Rapids. Voters in the city will decide if they are willing to pay more taxes to fix the city's battered roads.

Groups for and against the proposal spent Monday calling voters encouraging them to get out to the polls. Voters are being asked to approve an extension of an income tax increase first approved by voters in 2010. If approved, the one-point-five percent tax would continue for another 15 years and the money would go towards road repairs and sidewalk maintenance.

Those for and against this issue may not see eye-to-eye, but both sides agree this is an important vote.

Also on the ballots today, a number of school districts are asking for millage renewals and increases. Voters in the West Ottawa School District are being asked to approve a $90-million bond proposal. About 8-million of that will be used to beef up security at the schools.

The polls are open from 7 AM until 8 PM. Watch WZZM 13 News at 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. for complete election coverage. You can also get up to the minute information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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