Friday, November 9, 2012
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 …
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.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Macomb Township residents have donated almost $21,000 to Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according to an interactive database of campaign contributions from the Federal Election Commission.
This election cycle, Macomb Township residents may be giving larger amounts to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but more contributions were given to President Barack Obama's campaign. According to Federal Election Commission records, Macomb residents have made seven donations of $1,000 or more to both presidential campaigns. Of those, five were checks to Romney, including two contributions over $2,500. The remaining two contributions of at least $1,000 went to Obama. In total, Macomb residents have contributed $20,839 to the candidates, with $9,800 of that number donated to Romney. Of the 116 campaign contributions reported from Macomb residents in the FEC records, Obama has received 107 donations versus nine donations to Romney. All this…
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, September 5, 2012
First Lady's speech highlights how, in a 50-50 nation, the narrative that wins this fight may win the White House.
- John Ness
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — President Obama "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care,” First Lady Michelle Obama said during her Tuesday speech to the Democratic National Convention. "That's what my husband stands for." It was a continuation of a consistent message from women at all levels the Democratic party: This election is about the government’s right to control your body. Earlier that day, just a few blocks away from where Mrs. Obama spoke, Gov. Nikki Haley made the Republican pitch. “Let me tell you about women. Women are extremely smart,” the first female governor of South Carolina said. “They care about a lot more than contraception.” Those two arguments — that the 2012 …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Oakland University is the site of the next debate for the Republican presidential candidates.
In 12 days, all eyes will be Southeast Michigan. The Republican presidential hopefuls, along with the pundits, the strategists, the media and, more than likely, a few protestors, will be headed to our area of the national political world on Nov. 9, the day after Election Day. It will be the ninth debate for the GOP candidates. Here's what you need to know right now about the event. When and where: The national debate, with the tagline "Your Money, Your Vote," is planned for 8-10 p.m. Nov. 9; that's the day after Election Day. The debate will be held at the O'Rena (home of the Golden Grizzlies) on the campus of Oakland University. Why OU? The university was selected as a debate site by CNBC, the event's sponsor. Are there tickets? Not …