Elections

Published July 20, 2016

In the Eastsider’s coverage area Aug. 2, voters will decide which candidates will move on to the November general election, and whether or not to approve a county veterans millage and Detroit Zoo millage renewal. Eastpointe voters will decide whether or not they support a proposed charter amendment and a proposal to let the city of Wayne join the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority. Roseville voters will decide whether or not they support a library millage proposal.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Madison-Park News’ coverage area, voters will decide the race for Oakland County Commissioner District 20 on Aug. 2, as well as whether the Hazel Park District Library gets an extra half-mill, and whether the city of Madison Heights can renew its vehicle and roads millages. The operating millage for the Madison school district is also up for renewal.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Aug. 2 primary election, voters in Troy will consider candidates vying to serve as U.S. and state representatives, as well as county commissioners and other county offices. 

Questionnaires were only sent to contested parties. Unopposed candidates will simply be listed by name, with further coverage closer to the Nov. 8 general election.

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Published July 20, 2016

Readers in the Sun’s coverage area will head to the polls Aug. 2 to vote for candidates in the primary election. Following are profiles of the candidates who are running in contested races.

Candidates were asked, in 150 words or fewer, to state the top items they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, ( … ) replaces the rest of their answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Woodward Talk’s coverage area, voters Aug. 2 will choose the county, state and federal candidates who will square off in November. Residents of the Ferndale Public Schools district have a sinking fund millage proposal to consider, and the Ferndale Area District Library also has a millage proposal on the ballot. All Oakland County voters will be voting on a zoo millage renewal.

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Published July 20, 2016

FERNDALE — The Aug. 2 primary election will feature several issues on the ballot for the city of Ferndale, with a big one concerning the Ferndale Public Schools.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Shelby-Utica News’ coverage area, voters will choose Shelby Township officials and vote on a millage increase for the Utica Public Library Aug. 2.

Voters also will establish general election candidates at the county, state and federal levels in the Aug. 2 primary election. Questionnaires were sent only to contested parties. Unopposed candidates are simply listed by name, with further coverage to come closer to the Nov. 8 general election.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Grosse Pointe Times’ coverage area, voters in the Aug. 2 primary will choose which individuals will represent their political party in several national, state and local races, including state representatives and Wayne County commissioner. There also are two millage renewal questions.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Press’ coverage area, voters will decide state and county offices in the Aug. 2 primary election. Candidates in a contested race — contested within a party — were asked, in 150 words or fewer, to state the top items they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, ( … ) replaces the rest of their answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Aug. 2 primary election, voters across the Eagle’s coverage area will select candidates vying for U.S., state and county offices.

Those in Bloomfield Township, though, have the even tougher task of deciding races for township supervisor, township treasurer, township clerk and trustee.

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Published July 20, 2016

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Every candidate running for a position in Bloomfield Township this primary election is a Republican.

But really, candidates can be grouped in two different, very-divided sides: the side that says Township Hall is rife with corruption, overspending and nepotism — and the the side that says that’s all a bunch of baloney.

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Published July 20, 2016

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ROCHESTER HILLS/TROY/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP/AUBURN HILLS — Voters will consider two Avondale Schools millage proposals when they head to the polls Aug. 2.

“Both of the millages are essentially once-in-a-decade renewals,” said Avondale Schools Superintendent James Schwarz.

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Published July 20, 2016

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — If the hotly contested races for supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee weren’t enough, voters in Bloomfield Township have a couple more decisions to make when they hit the polls for the Aug. 2 primary election.

On the ballot are proposals to renew the Zoological Authority millage for all Oakland County residents, along with requests for township residents to renew millages for public safety and road maintenance.

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Published July 20, 2016

In the Sentinel’s coverage area, voters will decide which candidates will move on to the November general election, a county veterans millage and Detroit Zoo millage renewal, along with a new police and fire millage for St. Clair Shores Aug. 2. Candidates in contested races were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top items they would wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over their word limit, ( … ) replaced the rest of their answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.Read More

Published July 20, 2016

In the Beacon’s coverage area, voters will decide local, state and federal races, and a ballot proposal Aug. 2. Candidates in a contested race — contested within a party — were asked, in 150 words or fewer, to state the top items they would wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, ( … ) replaces the rest of their answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

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Published July 19, 2016

FERNDALE — The August primary election is around the corner, and with it comes a slew of ballot proposals in areas all around the state.

One proposal that will have strong implications for a Ferndale institution is a millage vote for the Ferndale Area District Library.

The millage, as it reads in the ballot proposal, would levy a “millage in an amount not to exceed 3.50 mills ($3.50 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable property within the Ferndale Area District Library district for a period of ten (10) years, 2017 to 2026.”

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Published July 19, 2016

In the Review’s coverage area Aug. 2, voters will decide the general election candidates for county and state races, a millage renewal and whether two charter amendments should be adopted. Candidates were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top items they would wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, ( … ) replaced the rest of the answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

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Published July 19, 2016

METRO DETROIT — County residents will be asked Aug. 2 to support the Oakland County Zoological Authority renewal millage to fund maintenance and operations at the Detroit Zoo.

Detroit Zoological Society officials said property taxes won’t increase from the current rate if the renewal is approved; rather, the renewal will continue for 10 years the 0.1 mill property tax supported by voters in 2008.

Society officials said for a homeowner whose home is worth $200,000, the cost will remain at about $10 a year.

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Published July 19, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Voters will be asked whether or not they support two local charter amendments Aug. 2, including a solid waste and recycling millage renewal and changes to the city’s charter.

Proposal A, if approved, would allow city officials to renew the solid waste and recycling millage levy for a period not to exceed five years, up to 1 mill, to defray the costs of refuse collection, disposal and curbside recycling.

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Published July 18, 2016

In the Sentry’s coverage area, voters will choose party candidates for multiple county and state races during the Aug. 2 primary election. Profiles appear only for candidates in contested party races. Unopposed candidates will simply be listed by name, with further coverage closer to the Nov. 8 general election.

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