Polls were open Tuesday in a number of Mid-Michigan counties. On the ballot for a number of places, school millages. Voting to approve funds to improve schools. Thank you to our broadcast partners at News 10, Your breaking news and weather authority for these results.

Tuesday was also a day of firsts for some newly approved practices and procedures at the polls.

The ballot measure known as "Promote the Vote," passed last year, ushered in substantial changes to Michigan elections.

  • Same-day voter registration
  • Straight-party voting
  • Automatic registration
  • No-reason absentee voting
  • Credit: Lansing State Journal

In Ingham County, the Lansing School District asked voters to pass a sinking fund for more than 70 million dollars.

With just over 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 4,610

No - 3,800

The Lansing School District total includes votes from the one precinct located in Eaton County

Voters did not approve Charlotte Public Schools bid for a nearly $28 million dollar bond proposal to help pay for building remodeling, security, and technological upgrades.

Yes - 1,757

No - 1,931

In Okemos the school district proposed a 24 point-nine million dollar bond for things like security improvements, more buses, athletic sites.

With just over 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 3,082

No - 1,148

Mason public schools were requesting a three-point-five million dollar operating millage.

With 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 2,124

No - 752

Dansville Public Schools has a sinking fund millage proposal on the ballot.

With 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 266

No - 368

In Jackson County -- there were three school funding questions on today's ballot.

The East Jackson School District asked for a nearly nine million dollar bond.

With 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 291

No - 220

Concord Community Schools asked voters for a five year renewal of a sinking fund.

The fund expires in December.

With 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 330

No - 186

And a one mill bond from more than 20 years ago is expiring for the Hanover Horton School District and seeking a new new bond to enhance and upgrade facilities.

With 100% of the precincts reporting:

Yes - 447

No - 272

These results are unofficial until verified.

However, with the current results, Dansville's school proposal has been the only ballot initiative to fail.

Election results courtesy of WILX.