Results: May 4, 2021 election in West Michigan

Elections

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Voters in several West Michigan areas went to the polls Tuesday, casting their ballots mostly on bond and millage proposals, many of them for schools but some for various city services.

In-person polls closed at 8 p.m. Absentee ballots needed to be returned in person at your clerk’s office or a drop box within your jurisdiction before polls closed.

News 8 is tracking votes around West Michigan, but there are four large bond proposals we’re keeping a close eye on:

  • An $87.5 million proposal for Allegan Public Schools passed.
  • A $74.6 million proposal for Holland Public Schools passed.
  • A $192.2 million proposal for Kentwood Public Schools passed.
  • A $65 million proposal for Zeeland Public Schools passed.

More poll results:

BRANCH COUNTY

  • Branch County Union Township Cemetary/Fire proposal passed.

CALHOUN COUNTY

  • Albion city rec. proposal passed.
  • Leroy Township Fire and Public Works proposal passed.
  • Battle Creek schools bond proposal did not pass.
  • Lakeview schools bond proposal passed.

KENT COUNTY

  • Kellogsville schools millage passed.

KALAMZOO COUNTY

  • KRESA millage proposal passed.
  • Galesburg-Augusta school bond proposal did not pass.

MONTCALM COUNTY

Officials were continuing to count ballots Tuesday night, so results have not been reported.

MUSKEGON COUNTY

  • Fruitport schools bond proposal passed.
  • Ravenna schools bond proposals 1 and 2 did not pass.
  • Reeths-Puffer schools bond proposal did not pass.
  • White Lake ambulance passed.

OTTAWA COUNTY

  • Ferrysburg motorized equipment proposal passed.
  • Grand Haven park improvements passed.
  • Grand Haven Harbor/streets proposal passed.
  • Grand Haven Township Four Pointes passed.
  • MAX Transit millage passed.
  • Grand Haven schools millage passed.
  • Hudsonville schools bond proposal passed.
  • West Ottawa schools millage passed.
  • Zeeland schools millage passed.

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

  • Constantine marijuana ordinance did not pass.
  • White Pigeon ambulance millage passed.

VAN BUREN COUNTY

  • Hartford schools millage passed.
  • South Haven schools bond proposal passed.

Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck says although there’s not as much on the ballot, it’s still important to exercise your right to vote.

“I frequently say that sometimes these smaller elections, the ones that aren’t quite as widely circulated and talked about are really some of the most important things happening, right? School systems obviously a very critical aspect if you have kids, but even if you don’t, it effects your community, it effects property values in your community and so many other aspects,” he said. 

*Correction: The Galesburg-Augusta School Bond Proposal was originally predicted and shown to pass, but after overnight vote tallies, the proposal ended up not passing, 803-805.

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