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Huntington Woods Primary Election Turnout Near 50 Percent

City Clerk Joy Solanskey said she was pleased with the outcome and speculated that the Detroit Institute of Arts millage request and the Oakland County Commission race may have driven voters to the polls.

Nearly 50 percent of registered voters in Huntington Woods participated in the primary election Tuesday and City Clerk Joy Solanskey said she was pleased with the turnout.

Traffic at the city's five precincts was steady throughout the day, with no problems reported, she said Wednesday.

Unofficial results showed 2,403 out of the city's 5,162 registered voters went to the polls, for a turnout near 47 percent. The voting population was heavily Democratic, with nearly 76 percent of voters casting ballots in that party's primary contests. (See attached PDF for more details.)

"I think that (turnout's) great, don't you?" Solanskey said Wednesday. "I think it's terrific. We had a steady stream all day."

, the clerk speculated that the and between Democrat incumbents Helaine Zack of Huntington Woods and Craig Covey of Ferndale may have driven voters to the polls.

Solanskey said Wednesday the results will remain unofficial until they are certified by the Oakland County Board of Canvassers within 14 days.

"We really didn't have any problems," she said. "I congratulate my election workers, who are great.

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