Things are happening in Albion and sometimes it is good for neighbors to talk with each other. There are discussions on the app Nextdoor about Albion’s city government, services, special events and more.
Anyone can join NextDoor.com, but only people from Albion can see the discussions about Albion. It’s free. This app also helps during times when it is helpful to know who is raking leaves, shoveling snow, who lost their dog, who has lost their power and other neighborhood issues.
It was 47 years ago, another time, but not another place. Albion Michigan is recognized on CBS News, national tv by our favorite broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, for its efforts to work towards a more sustainable future.
The story tells of Albion’s population being 14,000 and taking a claim to be “Manufacturing Town USA.” Albion’s population is now 8,534, and we think of ourselves more of a college town now, since much has changed.
The Michigan House of Representatives, together with the Michigan Senate, comprise Michigan’s full-time legislature.
The House of Representatives consists of 110 Members who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 77,000 to 91,000 residents. Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms. Legislative districts are drawn on the basis of population figures through the federal decennial census.
The primary purpose of the Legislature is to enact new laws and amend or repeal existing laws. During their two-year tenure, Representatives will introduce, and vote on, over 4,000 bills. An estimated 600 to 800 of these will become law. Legislators and legislative committees spend many hours of work on each bill before the bill is sent to the House floor for consideration.
Michigan’s 3rd congressional district is a United States Congressional district in Western Michigan. From 2003 to 2013 it consisted of the counties of Barry, Ionia, and all except the northwest portion of Kent Counties. The district was extended to Battle Creek and Calhoun County after redistricting in 2012.
The precincts are also shown on the Calhoun County website: http://directory.co.calhoun.mi.us/directories?cat=25
The precincts on the links above were updated in 2012. However, the official maps for updated precincts are not yet posted to any official website that we can find. We requested and received the updated map below from the Albion City Manager. Here are the new precincts that also show the changed areas clearly marked. Click on the image to see a larger view.
A registered voter must vote at the polling location for his or her own precinct, which is determined by the voter’s address. Check the Ward-Precinct map below to determine your Ward and Precinct. Check the table below for the address of your polling location.
By Michigan State Law, a voter must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election in which they want to vote.
Additional elections and voter information is available by clicking on the menu tabs on the left. For more information about elections or to check your registered voter status online, please visit the State of Michigan Voter website.
Albion Public School District was annexed into Marshall Public School District after an election on May 3, 2016.
The actual date of annexation was July 1, 2016.
Below is an unofficial map of the expanded Marshall Public School District.
Here is a link to the official Marshall Public Schools board of directors: http://www.marshall.k12.mi.us/BoardofEducation.aspx
On the link above there is also a schedule of the school board meetings and their locations. Once each quarter there is a school board meeting in Albion, at the Marshall Opportunity High School (formerly the Albion High School).