Nuclear war, assessors and voters

Following a nuclear holocaust, itâ??s been said, only cockroaches and township assessors will be left.

Now, assessors might finally meet their match in something more powerful than atomic weapons â?? voters.

The Legislature wiped out a warren of them this year when it consolidated 965 township assessors into single positions at
the county level. On Wednesday, weâ??ll know if voters will consolidate the remaining 43 township assessors who oversee at least
15,000 parcels.

Supporters of the township ballot initiatives say itâ??s time the work is moved under a county-level assessor who can ensure
consistency. Township assessors, who tend to be cogs in local political machinery, warn that county official couldnâ??t possibly
understand real estate as well as they do.

How do you plant to vote on assessors?

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