Michigan House Votes To Eliminate February Elections

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Michigan would no longer hold elections in February under legislation moving forward in Lansing.

The Republican-led state House voted 93-17 Thursday to do away with February elections while keeping intact May, August and November elections.

Supporters say fewer voters typically turn out for February elections, when school millage requests are often the lone ballot question.

House Elections Committee Chairwoman Lisa Posthumus Lyons, an Alto Republican, says it is “pro-taxpayer and good government legislation.”

Backers say the bills would save local governments money and make sure more voters could vote on tax issues in higher-turnout elections. The legislation now heads to the Senate.

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