Elections

Published October 17, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — This November, Grosse Pointe Farms voters will be selecting the city’s first new mayor in 14 years.

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Published October 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — What does the future of local road funding look like for residents and their wallets? 

How will city leaders encourage environmental sustainability once elected? 

Those were among the many topics discussed during a Farmington Hills mayoral and City Council candidate forum Oct. 3 at City Hall. Four candidates are running for three council seats. The highest three vote-getters will receive four-year terms during the Nov. 7 general election. One candidate is running unopposed for a two-year mayoral term.

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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Residents in Eastpointe and Roseville who are at least 18 years old and want to vote during the general election Nov. 7, but who have not registered, have until Oct. 10 to do so.

Polls in both cities will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Published October 3, 2017

TROY — Troy registered voters will receive fliers in their mailboxes — some sooner, some later — from the city of Troy about a citizen-initiated charter amendment proposal on the November ballot. 

At a Sept. 25 meeting, the Troy City Council voted 6-0 to approve the content and costs of mailing fliers to voters. Troy City Councilman Dave Henderson was absent. 

The council had asked city staff to prepare a content-neutral flyer at the Aug. 21 meeting. 

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Published October 3, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Property values are on the rise in Michigan, and that has an impact on school budgets.

Farmington Public Schools Superintendent George Heitsch explained the Headlee restoration millage that voters will decide at a community presentation Sept. 27 at the Maxfield Education Center.

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Published October 3, 2017

CLAWSON — Next month will mark a shake-up on the Clawson City Council, as former Councilwoman Deborah Wooley is the only candidate on the ballot for mayor, and five candidates — only one an incumbent — are running for two council seats.

A forum was held Sept. 28 at Clawson City Hall so the public could learn more about the five candidates for the two council member seats. It was sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area.

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Published September 27, 2017

PLEASANT RIDGE — Before residents head to the polls in November, they’ll have a chance to bone up on information regarding a police pension millage that is on the ballot.

The city will be holding an informational meeting on the millage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Road.

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Published September 26, 2017

ROCHESTER — Six candidates will compete for four seats on the Rochester City Council Nov. 7.

Four members of the City Council are elected during a general municipal election in November of every odd year. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes each serve four-year terms, and the candidate receiving the fourth-highest number of votes serves a two-year term.

Mayor Cathy Daldin and council members Stuart Bikson, Jeffrey Cuthbertson and Ann Peterson are all up for re-election. Daldin and Cuthbertson are serving their final terms.

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