Vote Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 voters will be asked to consider a ballot proposal to restore, replace and extend the BPS Operating Millage.
The proposal will ask voters to restore the state-expected, 18 mill levy on non-homestead (commercial and second residence) property for this school year, replace the current non-homestead millage authorization to 21 mills, while allowing the District to levy no more than the 18 mills allowed by our state on non-homestead properties.
The proposal also asks residents to extend the homestead rate through 2028 without a tax increase to homeowners, eliminating the need for an Operating Millage proposal in 2021.
What does the proposal ask?
For voters to restore the 18 mill non-homestead (commercial) rate
Replace the authorized limit to 21 mills on non-homestead (commercial) property allowing the District to levy the full 18 mills and protect against future rollbacks
Extend the voter-approved homestead millage rate of 14.24 mills through 2028.
The current homestead millage rate expires in 2021.
14.24 mills is the current, voter-approved maximum rate. However, BPS only levies 7.1948 mills, a rate that has decreased over the years and is not expected to increase.
This proposal would not increase residential property taxes.
- Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Find your voting location at www.Michigan.gov/sos or the Oakland County Clerk’s Office at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/
- All registered voters can now register as absentee. Absentee voter applications can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf#absentee
- Residents can register to vote up to election day. Learn how to register at https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote