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Elections

Published November 9, 2016

With a large turnout brought about by a polarizing presidential election, results were slow to come in Nov. 8 in St. Clair Shores.

Two hours after the polls closed, the City Clerk’s office was still waiting for results from a few precincts and then the counting of about 11,600 absentee voter ballots.

City Clerk Mary Kotowski said that there was a morning rush at the polls and then steady voting all day.

There were problems with a few tabulator machines in precincts 6 and 17, she said, but no voters were disenfranchised.

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Published November 8, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In one way, it was a very good night for Macomb County Commissioner candidate Leon Drolet.

In another way, it could be a great night for Drolet.

With 30 out of 35 precincts reporting in the 13th District for county commissioner, Drolet, a Republican, was leading Democrat Martha O’Kray with 63.4 percent of the vote.

Drolet has also been leading a campaign to vote down the Regional Transit Authority millage. As of 11 p.m., the millage was being voted down in metro Detroit communities by a slim margin.

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Published November 8, 2016

Harper Woods residents went to the polls Nov. 8 and made their voices heard on two local issues: the Harper Woods Board of Education and the renewal of the Harper Woods Public Library’s operating millage.

Six candidates ran for three four-year terms on the Harper Woods school board. Voters brought back incumbents Tabithia Mahone and Regina Williams, and they added newcomer Tianna Spencer. Mahone received 1,033 votes, Williams received 1,534 and Spencer received 1,579.

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Published November 8, 2016

Township residents showed support for their local trail network and police Nov. 8 by renewing two millages, and Jeanne Langlois will retain her position as township treasurer.

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Published November 8, 2016

With the results of the presidential election still rolling in, residents in the Beacon’s coverage area could at least head to bed on election night knowing who will be at the helm of their local government.

West Bloomfield Township Supervisor-elect Steven Kaplan, Clerk-elect Debbie Binder and incumbent Treasurer Teri Weingarden all kept the seats they were elected to during the Aug. 2 primary.

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Published November 8, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Voters filed in and out of Clintondale High School Nov. 8 to express their civic duties.

As one voter described, lines were basically nonexistent and “in and out” during a dreary — and somewhat rainy — morning. Clintondale represented precincts 3, 7 and 11.

The presidential race was accompanied by a plethora of local races, notably for supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustees in the township. A Regional Transit Authority, or RTA, ballot initiative was also on the list.

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Published November 3, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — This year’s hotly contested presidential race might be what sends people to the polls, but city leaders in Grosse Pointe Park want voters to make sure they don’t forget the end of the ballot.

The city has several proposals — including a request for a Headlee override, to raise funds for public safety — that residents are being asked to consider when they vote Nov. 8.

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Published November 2, 2016

FRASER — On Nov. 8, Fraser residents will have the opportunity to vote for or against a public safety assessment millage.

The assessment can only be used for public safety expenses, in the form of personnel, equipment and vehicles for police, fire and ambulance service.

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Published November 2, 2016

Unless you’re blissfully unaware, you’ve probably heard by now that there’s a big election coming up next week.

Well, local clerks have heard too, and as the public officers charged with overseeing elections, they’ve been preparing for months for what’s expected to be a busy day at the polls.

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Published November 2, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A former candidate for Macomb Township clerk has announced his candidacy as a write-in for a Board of Trustees spot in the general election.

Charles Missig, 56, filed to run for trustee with the Macomb County Clerk’s Office the morning of Oct. 27, just before the filing deadline.

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Published November 1, 2016

HAZEL PARK — Two millages are set to expire next year for Hazel Park Public Schools, millages that allow the district to repair and update its buildings — say, if a boiler breaks down or the roof starts leaking. On Election Day Nov. 8, voters will be asked to approve one millage that will replace both.

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Published November 1, 2016

Local businesses and residents are weighing in on the debate over mass transit as the countdown to a public vote on an upcoming millage continues.

In late September, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s board of directors voted to advocate a “yes” vote on a millage proposal that comes courtesy of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.

If it passes at the polls Nov. 8, the proposal would levy 1.2 mills for 20 years, thus costing $120 annually to a taxpayer owning a home with an assessed value of $100,000.

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Published November 1, 2016

HAZEL PARK — The city of Hazel Park has a petition problem, officials say.

Currently, it takes very little to get an issue on the ballot — only 15 percent of the votes received by the mayor. Now a proposal seeks to increase the signature requirement for initiative and referendum petitions so that issues on the ballot better reflect the will of the people.

The ballot language for Proposal 2, up for vote on Nov. 8, reads as follows:

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Published November 1, 2016

HAZEL PARK — Officials in Hazel Park are asking voters to approve a change to the terms of City Council, saying it will provide greater stability in local government.

Currently, the mayor and four council members of the Hazel Park City Council are all up for reelection the same year, every two years. On the ballot Nov. 8, a proposed charter amendment seeks to move them onto staggered terms, and to increase their terms from two years to four years.

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Published October 27, 2016

In the Talk’s coverage area, voters will decide three county commissioner races, federal and state House races, a Regional Transit Authority proposal and more Nov. 8. 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 the answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.Read More

Published October 27, 2016

In the Madison-Park News’ coverage area, voters will decide on national, state, county and local races and issues Nov. 8.

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 the answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent. Profiles do not appear for candidates running unopposed.

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Published October 27, 2016

In the Eastsider’s coverage area, voters will decide three school board races, two county commissioner races, the Regional Transit Authority assessment and an Eastpointe library millage proposal, among other races, on Nov. 8. 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 the answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent.Read More

Published October 27, 2016

In the Sun’s coverage area, voters will decide a school board race and two local ballot proposals Nov. 8, along with county, state and national offices.

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 the answer. The answers are printed verbatim except where material is omitted due to personal attacks or items we believe to be false or blatant misrepresentations of facts.

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Published October 26, 2016

In the Grosse Pointe Times’ coverage area, voters will choose two state representatives, a Wayne County commissioner and school board members. 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 the answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent.Read More

Published October 26, 2016

In the Nov. 8 general election, voters in Troy will decide who will serve as U.S. and state representatives, county commissioners and more. Among the local races, five candidates are vying for two open seats on the Troy School District Board of Education. 

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