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Decision 2023: Kent County election info as voters head to polls Tuesday

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Several ballot proposals to consider including three in Algoma Township

Voters across Kent County will head to the polls on Tuesday to consider several ballot proposals.

In Algoma Township, voters will be asked to consider three proposals. The most closely watched will likely be whether residents want to leave the Kent County District Library System, and instead, create their own.

Meanwhile, voters will also consider whether they want to pay for a Kent County Sheriff Department deputy to patrol the township seven days a week; that would be through a new millage, the other proposal supports Algoma’s local fire department.

In the city of Wyoming, voters will consider a millage increase that officials say, will fund “critical public safety needs” and allow for hiring additional police officers, firefighters, and other department positions.

Several public schools in Kent County are also seeking millage or bond proposals for district enhancements, safety upgrades or repairs; including Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kelloggsville, Northview and Wayland Union.

The Kent Area ISD is also seeking operating and sinking fund millage renewals.

Polls are open Tuesday, May 2, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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