Macomb Township Supports Romney, Rejects 5 of 6 State Ballot Proposals
Voter turnout in Macomb Township was lower in the 2012 than in 2008, but still the third highest in the county, according to current records.
Voter turnout in Macomb Township may have been lower Tuesday than it was four years ago, but those who did take part gave Gov. Mitt Romney the lead over President Barack Obama.
With Macomb Township residents casting a total of 40,593 votes for president Nov. 6, Romney won approximately 55 percent of the township vote, or roughly 4,500 more votes than Obama, according to the Macomb County clerk.
The race was much closer in 2008, with less than 1,000 votes separating Arizona Sen. John McCain from Obama in the township’s totals.
And though voter turnout for the 2012 election was 3.5 percent lower than in 2008, only four of the township’s 35 precincts recorded less than 900 voters. This includes 11,500 absentee votes.
With a 73 percent voter turnout, Macomb Township recorded the third highest rate in the county, trailing the highest, Bruce Township, by just 3 percent.
Macomb County as a whole went to Obama, who won 51.6 percent of the vote. With the help of Michigan's 16 electoral votes, Obama secured a second term as president.
How did Macomb Township vote on statewide ballot proposals?
With the exception of Proposal 1 (the emergency manager law), which Macomb Township passed by more than 6,300 votes, upwards of 23,000 residents rejected proposals two through six.