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CATA to provide free busing for August 6 election

August 2, 2019
<p>A CATA bus pictured on June 8 at the CATA Transportation Center. <strong>Kaiyue Zhang</strong> <strong>| The State News</strong></p>

A CATA bus pictured on June 8 at the CATA Transportation Center. Kaiyue Zhang | The State News

The Capital Area Transportation Authority, or CATA, will offer free rides Tuesday, August 6 to polling locations for the Lansing City Council and Meridian Township millage and bond proposal elections.

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voters can also download an absentee voter ballot application, and return it to the clerk's office in either Lansing or Meridian township by 5 p.m. August 2. People can still apply and vote in person at the clerk's office until the polls close, including from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 3.

What’s required?

Passengers need a valid voter registration card upon boarding.

Spec-Tran, Redi-Ride and Rural Service rides must be scheduled by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5. A CATA press release said same-day rides are not available for these services.

What’s on the ballot?

Primary elections for Lansing council members are taking place. The race includes four incumbents and seven challengers.

Election information is available on the city of Lansing’s website including the candidate listing and a map of polling locations.

Meridian township has two property tax proposals.

One would increase property taxes by around 1.7 mills aimed to repay debt and expand infrastructure improvements. The other renews a millage that funds the CATA Redi-Ride service.

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