Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The proposals asked voters to renew the general operating fund and sinking fund millages, which will not increase residents' tax rate.
Turnout was light Tuesday but voters who went to the polls in Berkley and Huntington Woods overwhelmingly approved two Berkley School District millage renewal requests. The proposals asked voters to renew the general operating fund and sinking fund millages, which will not increase residents' tax rate. Following are the results, with 13 out of 13 precincts reporting, according to the Oakland County Clerk's website. [Read: 2013 Berkley School District Millage Renewal Quick Facts] "Turnout was pretty low," Berkley City Clerk Cheryl Printz said. "It was just very slow all day long. Things seemed to go pretty smooth." Huntington Woods City Clerk Joy Solanskey also said things went smoothly in her community, whose election officials …
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Voters in Berkley and Huntington Woods go to the polls Tuesday, May 7, to decide two Berkley School District millage renewal requests. [Click here to view a sample ballot.] The proposals ask voters to renew the general operating fund and sinking fund millages, which would not increase residents' tax rate. Here are the key facts: [Read: 2013 Berkley School District Millage Renewal Quick Facts] Here's the rest of the information you need to know before you go to the polls. All polls are open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. There are seven precincts (map) in Berkley and five precincts (see attached PDF) in Huntington Woods. If you are unsure of your precinct number, call Berkley City Clerk Cheryl Printz at 248-658-3310 or Huntington Woods City Clerk Joy …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A vote on the General Operating Fund and Sinking Fund millages will be held Tuesday, May 7.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Farmington Hills resident, who won Nov. 6 over incumbent John McCullough, of Royal Oak, by a slim margin, plans to battle fracking and expand regional cooperation.
In a finish that may have surprised even the candidate himself, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash (D-15th District) won a tight race Tuesday to become the county's Water Resources Commissioner. Nash, who was redistricted out of his seat, beat out 12-year incumbent Republican John McCulloch, of Royal Oak, by less than 1 percentage point, or about 2,700 of the more than 581,000 votes cast. What does a Water Resources Commissioner do? "The responsibilities are just about anything you can think of with water in Oakland County," Nash said. "We're in charge of all the water once it crosses Eight Mile ... except municipal (systems)." That means keeping track of lake levels, monitoring agricultural drains, dealing with water issues on …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Residents voted 52 percent to 48 percent Tuesday to remove the controversial figure from office following her anti-gay comments, decision to block a regional transit center and more.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
The people of Troy voted 52 percent to 48 percent to recall Mayor Janice Daniels on Tuesday. The votes were 20,763 to 18,993, according to unofficial results from the Oakland County Clerk, with all precincts reporting. It all started with a Facebook status update containing a gay slur that then-private citizen Daniels posted on her wall in June of 2011. Then, on Dec. 2, 2011, just weeks after she was sworn in as mayor of Troy, the Facebook post was found, shared, and shared some more, quickly garnering national media attention. Residents were angry. A recall effort was mounted. Nearly 9,000 valid signatures were collected to trigger the Nov. 6 recall election. "I'm elated, over the moon," Recall Janice Daniels co-founder John Kulesz said …
The turnout of registered voters in Berkley was 76 percent, compared to 78 percent in 2008. In Huntington Woods, 83 percent of voters cast ballots, compared to 85 percent in 2008.
Voter turnout Tuesday was typical for a presidential election and the process, for the most part, went smoothly, clerks in Berkley and Huntington Woods said. Turnout was strong early in the day, Huntington Woods Clerk Joy Solanskey and Berkley Clerk Cheryl Printz agreed, and the transmission of results was expedited by new wireless modem technology provided by Oakland County, with only small delays related to absentee ballot counting in both cities. The turnout of registered voters in Berkley was 76 percent, compared to 78 percent in 2008, Printz said. In Huntington Woods, 83 percent of voters cast ballots, compared to 85 percent in 2008, Solanskey said. (See attached PDFs for detailed election information for each city and precinct.) […
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Democrat from Huntington Woods was elected Tuesday to represent the new 18th District.
Helaine Zack, who secured another term Tuesday on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, is undaunted by serving as a member of the minority party. Zack, D-Huntington Woods, beat Steven Zimberg, R-Huntington Woods, to represent the new 18th District. She defeated Craig Covey of Ferndale in the August primary. Covey and Zack currently serve on the commission but, due to redistricting, were in competition to represent the 18th district, which includes Huntington Woods, Hazel Park, Oak Park, Royal Oak Township and Ferndale. "It's been a long election period for me because of the redistricting," Zack said Wednesday. She has served on the Finance and Human Resources Committees as a representative of the 22nd District, which includes …
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Five of the six statewide ballot proposals were defeated, according to early results.
Voters throughout Michigan chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney for president, according to early results, and voted no on at least five of the six state proposals. Michiganders also chose incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow over Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra for Senate, according to early results. Voter turnout was reported to be high across the state. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent. On Tuesday, many precincts were still taking ballots well after 8 p.m. to accommodate voters. 1:32 AM: U.S. Rep. John Dingell claimed victory and a record-breaking 30th term in Congress. 12:46 AM: Results are trickling in. Dexter Patch reports Gretchen …