Contested city elections, a reemergent school millage and a child care millage are a few of the choices before local voters in November.

City voters face contested races for several seats including mayor (Jim Carruthers and Shea M. O’Brien); three commission seats (Katy Bertodatto, Evan Dalley, Dave Durbin, Roger Putman, Amy Shamroe, Ashlea Walter) and a partial term seat (Tom Mair and Christie Minervini).

Leelanau County voters consider a 5-year, child care millage to raise $728,393.41 to fund early childhood health, vision, dental, mental and emotional health for residents.

Voters within Benzie Central Schools’ boundaries will weigh-in on an ask for $47,850,000 for a new elementary school and a litany of other capital projects that was voted down by a slim margin — 114 votes — in August.

Warner Township residents in Antrim County will consider renewing 1.5 mills for township roads.

A Boyne Falls Public Schools sinking fund millage is asking voters for 3 mills to purchase, construct and secure its schools.

What are your thoughts on these issues? What do you support and why? Who is your choice for office, and why?

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