Sebewaing Home Rule City Referendum (November 2009)

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There was a Sebewaing Home Rule City Referendum on the November 3 ballot in Huron County for voters in the village of Sebewaing.

This question asked voters if they want to become a city and not a village. A yes vote on this referendum would have given the city committee to go ahead to proceed with the incorporation of Sebewaing into a home rule city. Even if this referendum had passed by voter, Sebewaing would not have been a city until voters vote on and approve a city charter. This referendum was the first step in the process for the town to become a city. The main drive by proponents for this move was that if the village becomes a city it would save the residents money in the long run. They would be paying for one city government and not two village ones, higher taxes would not ensue as many fear they will. Opponents say they do not see what a name change would do and feel that becoming a city they would alienate all those that live outside the village currently.[1]

Election result

Sebewaing Home Rule City Referendum
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 307 59.15%
Yes 212 40.85%
Total votes 519 100.00%
Voter turnout 45.83%