Besides Prop 1, local issues are on ballots Tuesday

The Detroit News

With much of the focus Tuesday on the statewide proposal for road funding some Metro Detroit communities will also be deciding municipal and school district bond issues and charter amendments.

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Among the issues in some Metro communities:

■Oak Park will be asking whether to allow liquor sales by the glass.

■Lake Shore Schools in St. Clair Shores seeks nearly $35 million for upgrades.

■Ferndale has a $45 million local street and park bond proposal.

■Addison Township will ask whether to help fund the North Oakland Transportation Authority.

■Franklin has a police millage renewal.

■Pontiac has suggested revisions to the charter that will make two of the seven council seats at-large and establish a five-seat ethics board to oversee public services.

■Lincoln Park and Wayne want to set up a new retirement system for police and fire workers.

■School districts with bond proposals are Clintondale, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Farmington, Huron Valley, Pontiac, Grosse Ile, Riverview, South Lyon, Pinckney, Webberville, Armada, Northville, South Lyon and Van Buren.

The Michigan Secretary of State has sample ballots at so voters can check if there is more than the statewide issues on the ballot.

Registered voters are required to bring photo identification such as a driver’s license or state ID. Those without an ID can sign an affidavit and can still vote.

Registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot through their city or township clerk if they are 60 or older, unable to vote without help at the polls, expect to be out of town Tuesday, are in jail awaiting arraignment or trial, unable to go to the polls for religious reasons or working as an election inspector.

Absentee ballots can be obtained in person through 4 p.m. Monday at local clerk’s offices. They must be returned to the local clerk by 8 p.m. Tuesday.