Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder stopped Thursday at Penna's of Sterling to promote his "Yes on 1, No on the Rest" bus tour urging Michigan residents to approve proposal one and reject proposals two through six when they vote on Nov. 6.
As good as constitutional protections for home health care, renewable energy and collective bargaining may sound, Gov. Rick Sndyer says ballot proposals two through six are not what they seem and could be "economically devastating" if passed by voters Nov. 6. Snyder, along with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, took his "Yes on One, No on the Rest" bus tour to Sterling Heights Thursday to meet with voters and clarify the governor's position on the six proposals due to face Michiganders at the polls next week. "We’re on a path to continue progress and I do not want to see us get derailed," Snyder said. "(Ballot proposals 2-6) could be economically devastating. They could stop the reinvention of Michigan, this comeback. That’s why I thought it was …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Confusing wording on the Nov. 6 ballot may throw some Macomb Township voters off.
Voters, take caution when you hit the poles next month. There’s a millage renewal on the Nov. 6 ballot that may cause some confusion in Macomb Township. The Renewal of Police Protection Millage covers the cost of law enforcement services from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. Macomb Township contracts its police services to the sheriff for approximately $3.1 million a year and revenue from the Police Protection Millage covers the cost of this service. The 1.0601 millage is due to expire on April 6, 2014, but timing won’t allow it to be placed on the August or November ballots in the 2014 election cycle. In order to continue uninterrupted service through December 2030 and to avoid a special election, the millage question is on this …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Macomb Township Supervisor Mark Grabow, who lost the August Republican primary to Trustee Janet Dunn, announced Oct. 10 that he intends to run as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6 election.
Unwilling to give up the township’s top seat without a fight, Supervisor Mark Grabow announced during the Oct. 10 Board of Trustees meeting that he plans to run for the supervisor’s position again, but this time as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6 election. Trustee Janet Dunn defeated Grabow in the August Republican primary election by a margin of only 515 votes. Since there are no Democratic candidates to run against Dunn in the Nov. 6 general election, Dunn was set to become the township's next supervisor and the first female to hold this position. That may change due to Grabow’s decision. A write-in candidate’s name does not appear on a ballot, but voters may still select that person by simply writing in their name. Under Michigan …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Voters may register at the Macomb Township Clerk's Office, Secretary of State, Macomb County Clerk's Office or by mail with the necessary identification.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Didn't apply to vote absentee? Deadline for the Nov. 6 election is Nov. 3.
Absentee voter ballots for the Nov. 6 general election will be mailed Oct. 5, Macomb Township Clerk Michael D. Koehs said during the Sept. 26 Board of Trustees meeting. The clerk’s office received 8,500 ballots Sept. 21. “The November election is well under way,” Koehs said. More than 9,000 absentee votes were cast in the 2008 presidential election, according to results from the Macomb County Clerk's Office. Macomb Township residents wishing to vote absentee have until 2 p.m. Nov. 3 to request an absentee ballot by mail. A voter eligible to vote absentee may also vote in person at the township clerk's office anytime up to 4 p.m. the day of the election. Completed absent voter ballot applications can be mailed to the township clerk or …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Voters may register or pick up an absent voter ballot application at Macomb Township's Town Hall.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is just around the corner. Local residents have until Oct. 9 to register at the Township Clerk's office in Town Hall (open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), at a Secretary of State branch office (hours vary per branch), at the Macomb County Clerk's office (open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or by mail. In order to vote, you must: Voter applications are available at the offices listed above as well as online at www.Michigan.gov/sos. Voter registration records may be verified by contacting the Township Clerk at 586-992-0710 or the County Election division at 586-469-5209. Those who aren't able to go to the polls on election day may cast an absentee ballot. Completed absent voter ballot applications can …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Macomb Township voters must vote a straight Republican or straight Democratic ticket in August or their ballot will be considered void.
While you may not identify with a specific political party, for the three minutes you’ll spend at the polls this August, you’ll have no choice but to vote Republican or Democrat. The Aug. 7 primary ballot does not allow residents to vote a split ticket, as many are used to doing in November. Within the partisan section of the ballot, which includes congressional, legislative, county and township offices, voters may only vote for candidates in one party. Votes across party lines will void this section of the ballot. For example, a vote for incumbent Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, who is a Democrat, and a vote for just one of Macomb Township’s Republican candidates will void the entire partisan portion of the ballot. However, …