election results http://michiganradio.org en Find more May 8th, 2012 election results http://michiganradio.org/post/find-more-may-8th-2012-election-results <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/election-results-may-8th-2012">Michigan Radio&#39;s Zoe Clark gave us a nice overview</a> of some of results from yesterday&#39;s election.</p><p>To find more local election results, you can visit your county&#39;s election results webpage.</p><p>We&#39;ve gathered up these county pages for our listening area below.</p><p>Select your county and look for &quot;election results&quot; to find more information, or you can&nbsp;<a href="http://info.michiganradio.org/electionmap.html">select your county from our clickable map</a>.</p><p>List of southern Lower Peninsula Michigan counties:</p><ul style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; "><li><a href="http://www.allegancounty.org/ElectionWeb/Current.asp?pt=Elections" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Allegan County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.barrycounty.org/" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Barry County</a></li><li><a href="http://berriencounty.org/CountyClerk/ElectionResults" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Berrien County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.countyofbranch.com/dept.taf?dept_id=102" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Branch County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.calhoun.mi.us/election.taf" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Calhoun County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.casscountymi.org/DepartmentsandCourts/ClerkRegister/ElectionInformation.aspx" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Cass County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.clinton-county.org/Government/CountyClerk/ElectionandVoterInformation.aspx" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Clinton County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.eatoncounty.org/Departments/Eaton_County_Clerk_s_Office/Eaton_Co__Election_Information/Current_Elections.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Eaton County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.genesee.mi.us/clerk/election.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Genesee County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.gratiot.mi.us/" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Gratiot County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.electionmagic.com/results/mi/H30results/H3000101sum.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Hillsdale County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.ingham.org/CL/Election_Information.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Ingham County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.ioniacounty.org/county-clerk/election-results.aspx" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Ionia County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.jackson.mi.us/departments/county_clerks_office/elections1.asp" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Jackson County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.kalcounty.com/clerk/index.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Kalamazoo County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.accesskent.com/YourGovernment/Elections/results.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Kent County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.county.lapeer.org/Clerk/index.html" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Lapeer County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.lenawee.mi.us/" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Leenawee County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.livingston.mi.us/countyClerk/electionInfo.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Livingston County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.macombcountymi.gov/clerksoffice/electiondept.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Macomb County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/clerks/elections.html" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Monroe County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.montcalm.org/government054801.asp" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Montcalm County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk/elections/index.html" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Muskegon County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Oakland County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.miottawa.org/CoGov/elections/election_results.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Ottawa County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.saginawcounty.com/2010ElectionCandidates.aspx" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Saginaw County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.stclaircounty.org/voting/Default.aspx" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Saint Clair County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/clerk/election/default.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Saint Joseph County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.shiawassee.net/electionindex.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Shaiwassee County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.tuscolacounty.org/elections/" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Tuscola County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.vbco.org/government0290.asp" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Van Buren County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Washtenaw County</a></li><li><a href="http://www.waynecounty.com/clerk_elections_results.htm" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(67, 120, 174); ">Wayne County</a></li></ul><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:37:47 +0000 Mark Brush 7394 at http://michiganradio.org Find more May 8th, 2012 election results Election Results: May 8th, 2012 http://michiganradio.org/post/election-results-may-8th-2012 <p>Election results from across the state are in as voters from more than 200 communities held local election&rsquo;s yesterday.</p><p>In West Michigan, the nearly $100-million-dollar Grand Rapids Community College millage<a href="http://gis.co.ottawa.mi.us/ElectionResults/Election/Summary/MAY0812"> failed</a>.</p><p>Voters in other parts of the state, however, seemed more willing to spend on education. The Ann Arbor Public Schools technology bond <a href="http://annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-schools-technology-bond-special-election-results/">passed with 70 percent in favor</a> of the bond. As AnnArbor.com reports, &quot;the bond plan will be phased-in over the course of 10 years in three separate series, spending $27.27 million in 2012, $10.57 million in 2015 and $8.01 million in 2018. The first series will be for equipment and infrastructure improvements primarily, while the final two series are not entirely planned out yet. More than half of the $45.8 million, about $25 million, will be spent to replace the district&rsquo;s nearly 8,250 computers &mdash; both laptops and desktops.&quot;</p><p>Voters also <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120509/NEWS05/205090453/Divisive-plan-for-single-high-school-OK-d-in-Bloomfield-Hills?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">approved a bond proposal</a> in the Bloomfield Hills School District. &quot;The result followed a decade of debate and previous votes on the district&#39;s two aging and shrinking high schools. With 61% of voters saying yes, residents of the Bloomfield Hills School District voted 7,817-4,998 to pass a proposal that will fund a single high school,&quot; the Detroit Free Press reports.</p><p>In Brighton, voters <a href="http://livingstonlive.org/lcit/clerk/3BrightonAreaSchoolsStatementReport.pdf">narrowly approved</a> an $88 million bond issue. The unofficial vote was 4969-4476.</p><p>In, other results, a <a href="http://electionresults.ewashtenaw.org/may2012/cumulativereport.html">one-percent city income tax was defeated</a> in Ypsilanti. Only about 35 percent of voters were in favor of the tax.</p><p>Voters near Lansing <a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120508/ELECTIONS06/305080063/Delhi-Township-voters-defeat-sewage-drying-proposal?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">defeated a proposal</a> that would have added a surcharge on their water bills to pay for a sludge dryer in Delhi Township. As the Associated Press reports, &quot;the proposal would have created a system to dry sludge from the community&#39;s wastewater treatment system. The unofficial final vote count shows it failing 2,471-1,726. Michigan State University said it was willing to buy a ton a day for its power plant.&quot;</p><p>And, in Hudsonville, a suburb of Grand Rapids, voters <a href="http://gis.co.ottawa.mi.us/ElectionResults/Election/Summary/MAY0812">defeated a proposal</a> to join a regional transit system. Wed, 09 May 2012 08:58:50 +0000 Zoe Clark 7393 at http://michiganradio.org Election Results: May 8th, 2012 Election Results: Nov. 2011 http://michiganradio.org/post/election-results-nov-2011 <p><strong>Legislative Recall</strong></p><p>State Representative <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=51">Paul Scott</a> is the first Michigan lawmaker since 1983 to be <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-representative-paul-scott-has-been-recalled">recalled</a>. Scott was targeted by the <a href="http://www.mea.org/">Michigan Education Association</a> for his support of changes to the state&#39;s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/teacher-tenure">teacher tenure law</a> and <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/education-funding">budget cuts to education funding</a>. <em>&ldquo;The recall election is widely seen as an early measure of voters&rsquo; discontent with what Scott, Governor <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/rick-snyder">Rick Snyder</a>, and Republicans in Lansing have been up to,&rdquo; </em>Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-representative-paul-scott-has-been-recalled">explains</a>.</p><p><strong>Detroit City Charter</strong></p><p>Detroit voters <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-voters-approve-new-city-charter">overwhelmingly approved a new city charter</a>. The charter changes the structure of the Detroit City Council by creating a new system where the majority of Council members are elected by district. The charter also creates a new Office of the Inspector General to investigate corruption, fraud, and waste. An elected charter commission had spent the past two years putting together the proposal.</p><p><strong>Flint Mayoral Race</strong></p><p>Flint Mayor <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/dayne-walling">Dayne Walling</a> won <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-mayor-wins-reelection-may-end-losing-power">re-election last night</a>.&nbsp;But it may end up being a temporary victory, Steve Carmody reports:</p><blockquote><p>Dayne Walling celebrated his win last night with jubilant supporters.&nbsp;But they all knew that earlier in the day,&nbsp;Governor Snyder accepted a report&nbsp;that said the city of Flint is in a financial emergency.&nbsp;&nbsp; The governor is <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/dayne-walling-wins-flint-mayoral-race-shadow-em-announcement">expected to appoint an emergency manager</a> to run the city. Flint officials could appeal the decision.&nbsp;But Walling says he&rsquo;s prepared to work with a manager appointed by the governor.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p><strong>Benton Harbor</strong> <strong>Mayoral Race</strong></p><p>In <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/benton-harbor">Benton Harbor</a>, City Commissioner James Hightower narrowly beat incumbent Mayor Wilce Cooke. <em>&ldquo;Cooke is likely to challenge the results, which came in 681 to 673, a difference of 8 votes. The state appointed an emergency manger to take over the city&rsquo;s finances during Cooke&rsquo;s second term as mayor,&rdquo;</em> Lindsey Smith <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/benton-harbor-gets-new-mayor-denies-charter-amendments">reports</a>.</p><p><strong>Jackson Mayoral Race</strong></p><p>In <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/jackson-mayor-karen-dunigan-defeated-challenger">Jackson</a>, Democrat Martin Griffin will <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/jackson-mayor-karen-dunigan-defeated-challenger">become the city&rsquo;s next mayor</a> after defeating incumbent Mayor Karen Dunigan. Griffin has had the job before, he was Jackson&#39;s mayor from 1995-2006.</p><p><strong>Lansing Millage</strong></p><p>Lansing residents have <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-voters-pass-public-safety-and-road-millage">voted to increase their taxes</a> to pay for public safety. The Lansing State Journal <a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20111108/NEWS01/311080028/Lansing-voters-OK-millage-police-fire-roads?odyssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE">reports</a> that the millage would generate more than $7 million in the first year for police, fire services, and road maintenance.</p><p><strong>Ann Arbor Millage and City Council</strong></p><p>In Ann Arbor, voters <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-approves-millages-gets-new-council-member">approved a tax increase</a> to pay for future sidewalk repairs and &nbsp;renewed the city&rsquo;s street millage for another five years. The new sidewalk millage will cost the average homeowner in Ann Arbor about $13 a year. Voters also returned four incumbents to City Council. However, in Ward 2, Independent Jane Lumm beat incumbent Stephen Rapundalo. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 10:22:01 +0000 Zoe Clark 4900 at http://michiganradio.org Election Results: Nov. 2011 Jackson voters want to keep separate police and fire departments http://michiganradio.org/post/jackson-voters-want-keep-separate-police-and-fire-departments <p>Jackson voters decided not <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vote-Yes-on-Public-Safety-Jackson/216178865064225?sk=wall&amp;filter=2"><u>merge their city police and fire departments.</u></a>&nbsp; The proposal to create a single public safety department lost by a wide margin.</p><p>Jackson Mayor Karen Dunigan is disappointed with the result. She says the city can&rsquo;t afford to operate two separate staffs.</p> Wed, 04 May 2011 02:11:03 +0000 Vincent Duffy 2334 at http://michiganradio.org Jackson voters want to keep separate police and fire departments