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On February 27, 2024, Lake Orion Community Schools residents will be asked to approve two (2) millages; a Non-Homestead  Replacement Millage and a Sinking Fund Replacement Millage. Both millages will be for 10 years, from 2024 through 2034, and will keep tax levies at the current rates for primary homesteads. 

The non-homestead replacement millage supports the school district’s general operating budget. The operating budget covers everything necessary to provide educational programs and services in Lake Orion Community Schools. The non-homestead replacement millage is not levied on primary residences (the home in which a homeowner lives); it only applies to businesses, second homes, vacant land, and rental property. All school districts in Michigan must levy 18 mills on non-homestead property to receive their full foundation allowance.

The Sinking Fund Replacement Millage renews the sinking fund first approved by voters in 2016. The sinking fund provides revenue for the maintenance and upgrading of the district's facilities. The law regulating the usage of sinking fund revenue has expanded and can now be used for the purchase of school property sites, the construction or repair of school buildings, school security improvements, the purchase and support of student transportation vehicles, and the acquisition or upgrading of technology. 

Information on the current Sinking Fund and its projects is available on the LOCS Sinking Fund webpage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Voting Information

Who can vote in the election?

Residents of Lake Orion Community Schools who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day and are registered to vote can vote in this election. 

Where can I get information about voting (such as how to register, where to vote, absentee voting and nine days of early voting)?

Go to the Michigan Voter Information website (www.michigan.gov/vote) or call your local clerk’s office.

Do I need to update my voter registration?

You need to update your voter registration if you have changed your name or address since the last time you voted. You can do this at any Secretary of State Office or your local clerk’s office.

Can I vote by absentee ballot?

Registered voters do not need a reason to vote by absentee ballot. You can request an absentee ballot application from your clerk’s office or by going online to michigan.gov/vote and clicking on Vote at home. Applicants will receive an absentee ballot in the mail.

Absentee ballots will be available to voters six weeks prior to the election and can be cast through Election Day. 

Where can I get more information about the ballot proposals?

Go to lakeorionschools.org/SchoolElectionInformation

Contact Superintendent Ben Kirby at 248-693-5400 or email him at Ben.Kirby@lok12.org

Where can I voice my opinions—pro or con—on the ballot proposals?

Simply scan the QR code below or go to research.net/r/LakeOrionmillageproposals to complete a brief survey. 

 

Early Voting Information

  • DAYS 
    • Early voting is open nine (9) consecutive days beginning on the second Saturday before the election and ending on the Sunday before the election (February 17 - February 25).
  • LOCATIONS 
    • Orion, Oxford, Addison Twp. voters:
      • Regional Site:

      Orion Township Municipal Complex

      2323 Joslyn Road

       Lake Orion, MI 48360

  • Central Site:

        Waterford Oaks Activity Center

        2800 Watkins Lake Road

        Waterford, MI 48328

  • Auburn Hills

        Public Safety Building

        Community Room

        1899 N. Squirrel Rd.

        Auburn Hills

  • Independence Twp.
    • Regional Early Voting Site #17
      Bay Court Park at Brady Lodge
      6970 Andersonville Rd.
      Clarkston, MI  48346
    • Central Early Voting Site #19
      Waterford Oaks Activity Center
      2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
      Waterford, MI  48828
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    • Oakland Twp. 
      • Rochester Hills Public Library
        500 Olde Towne Rd.
        Rochester, MI 48307

TIME 

Early voting is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except Thursday when hours are 12-8 p.m.