Next Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day in the City. On the ballot will be City Council and Library Board candidates, and for Rochester School voters there is also a millage question.
Generally the voter turnout for a City election is low. That has always amazed me for one simple reason – what City Council decides will impact the residents quicker than what Congress or even the President does. For example; national healthcare has been on the front burner for years, but City Council’s 2015 votes to repave Taylor Road or hire more firefighters are already in progress.
City Council has the authority to impact the quality of daily life in our City. Think about all the benefits of living in Auburn Hills. Good roads, great parks, fantastic recreation programs, extraordinary senior citizen services, and wonderful police and fire services are just a few that are overseen, approved and budgeted by City Council.
In Auburn Hills, City Council members are involved in almost every aspect of day to day living.
Wouldn’t you like the opportunity to choose them?
The polls are open 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday. If you are unsure where you vote, please call my office at 248-370-9402 during business hours, or check online at https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/ My office will be open 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 31 to issue absentee applications.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call at 248-370-9402.
Terri Kowal, City Clerk