Clerk’s Office



Sample application for a absentee voter ballot.


Shall Armada Area Schools, Macomb and St. Clair Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Six Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,600,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to the high school building; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing  and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; purchasing school buses; and preparing, developing and improving athletic fields and facilities and the high school site?


                                                                               The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2018, under current law, is 0 mill ($0 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is fifteen (15) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.13 mills ($1.13 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).
The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $2,585,000 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $2,705,747. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 14 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 7.00 mills. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.
The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $40,150,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $1,541.
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

 Registering to Vote

Township residents may register to vote at any Secretary of State Office or at the Township Clerk's office. You must register to vote at least 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

Where to Vote

All national, state, county and township and school elections are held at:
Precinct 1 and Precinct 2. Both are located in the Seniors Center, Ray Township Hall, 64255 Wolcott. The polls are open on election days from 7AM to 8 PM.

General Election
Also, anyone may vote by absentee by submitting an application with your full name, address, and the reason you need to vote absentee ballot, which may include the following reasons:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • You will be out of the community on Election Day
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls

You must sign and date the application for us to provide you with a ballot. Applications are accepted at the Clerk's Office. You may bring your form in person, drop it at our convenient drop box in front of the Township Hall, or mail it to us at: 64255 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp., MI 48096

Note: If you wish to be placed on a "permanent application" list-which means you would automatically receive an absentee ballot application before each election-contact our office.

Township Board Meetings

The Township Board Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month starting at 7:30 p.m. Please come and let the Board Members know how you feel about our Township and how we can help you! If you can't make the meetings, agendas and minutes are posted on line at If you have questions, please call my office at 586-749-5171 x 201.


Lori Lascoe Clerk

Betsy Bart Deputy Clerk