Be an informed voter

By Sen. Joe Hune
22nd Senate District

This fall you have the opportunity to help direct the future of our nation and state when you enter the voting booth at your local precinct on Tuesday, Nov. 6. By taking part in our democratic process you will have the chance to play a vital role in establishing Michigan’s public policy.

Not only will you have the opportunity to select candidates this Election Day, but you will also be able to make your voice heard on six statewide ballot proposals.

Being an informed voter is one of the best ways you can do your civic duty as a citizen of our great country.

For information on the six proposals you’ll see on the ballot this year, visit my website at: www.SenatorJoeHune.comand click on the “Publications” link, where you will see the “2012 Ballot Proposal Newsletter.”

This publication contains information to help familiarize you with the pros and cons of these six proposals. Included is the actual language that will appear on the ballot along with brief analyses of the important issues at hand. The analyses do not necessarily reflect my views. Rather, the intent is to bring you the strongest arguments for and against each proposal so you can make your own informed decision on these issues.

Keep in mind that depending on where you live, there may be other local or regional ballot questions for you to cast your vote on as well. Please do not hesitate to call or write my office if I can be of further service to you.

Want to see exactly what your local ballot will look like so you can be ready for Election Day? Visit the Michigan secretary of state website at: www.michigan.gov/sos, click the “Vote” button and then click the “Michigan Voter Information Center” near the top of the side panel at the left.

Please remember to vote this Tuesday, Nov. 6. Hope to see you at the polls!

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Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.