Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Wayne County voters elected a prosecuting attorney, clerk, sheriff and treasurer at the polls Tuesday, as well as five charter amendments.
6:00 AM: Wayne County results have been updated as of 3:45 a.m. in the table above -- the most recent results available from the county. Stick with Patch as results continue to be tallied. 8:10 PM: The polls have closed in Wayne County. Check back here on Patch for more news and results on election night. While voters accross the state of Michigan will have their hands full deciding on who they want to serve as their next president and six ballot proposals, Wayne County voters will also have a number of countywide races and questions to grapple with. Among those races are Wayne County prosecutor, sheriff and clerk, plus a number of seats on the 3rd Circuit Court. The Wayne County Commission is also asking voters to approve five amendments …
Take a look at the Northville ballots and find your polling precinct before you go to the polls. Follow voting in the community all day here, and check back here after the polls close for results. Remember: the polls close at 8 p.m.
There are several local races Northville voters will weigh in on today. Some of the biggest ballot items include: Approval or rejection of the tech bond benefitting Northville Public Schools (NPS), selection of three Northville school board members and selection of four township trustees. Related: Check out our local races voting guide and cast your vote in our poll. 1 a.m. Wednesday After tallying the unofficial results shared by Northville township, city and the Oakland County clerks, here is a quick look at how the local races played out Tuesday night: Come back to Patch Wednesday for more election results updates. 8:02 p.m. The polls are now closed. Come back to Northville Patch for election updates. 3:10 p.m. At the township's 14th …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Reports on the Oakland County Democrats' Facebook page say callers from out-of-state give incorrect polling and candidate endorsement information.
Oakland County Democrats report tonight that they're getting "robocalls" with wildly inaccurate election information from people who claim to represent the Obama for America campaign and their own party. On the party's Facebook page, Birmingham resident Nancy Skinner posted a video she shared on YouTube.com with a caller saying that her polling place is the First Baptist Haitian Church, which doesn't exist in Birmingham. Patch has confirmed that the phone number mentioned in the call belongs to an Obama for America field office and has contacted the campaign to determine whether the calls actually came from Obama for America. Others who posted said they received calls from Seattle, WA claiming that Oakland County Democrats are …
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the general election.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Looking for your ballot before you hit the polls in Northville? Publius has it online. In its 16th year, Publius.org is a nonprofit, one-stop online voter education guide. “We designed it for voters who want to make sure there are no surprises at the polling booth” said Vince Keenan, creator and executive director of Publius.org. “Publius helps you familiarize yourself with the ballot before you hit the polls.” Also, if complicated redistricting has you confused, the site offers a 2012 district-mapping function with updated districts so you can easily check the boundaries of your U.S. congressional, state senate and house seats. Michigan voters can find: Publius.org is hosted at Wayne State University and is a non-partisan, non-profit 501…
Here are five rules you need to know before voting on election day.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The use of video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices is prohibited at the polls when they are open for voting. This ban includes still cameras and other recording features built into many cell phones and applies to all voters, challengers, poll watchers and election workers. Certain exceptions are made for credentialed members of the news media. Under Michigan election law, a ballot is rejected if deliberately exposed. A voter who deliberately exposes their ballot will not be allowed to vote in that election. This includes clothing and buttons as well as material such as pamphlets, fliers and stickers. You may not display such items in the polling place or within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. If a voter goes …
On Nov. 6, Northville voters will approve or shoot down six statewide proposals, ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.
Michigan voters will have to make many decisions in the November election, including yes or no votes on six state proposals on issues that range from a new bridge to Canada to collective bargaining. Here are the six state proposals on Michigan's Nov. 6 ballot: For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. "Like" us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog
And do you plan to vote in favor of or against the proposed school technology bond?
Peak hours when longer lines are expected are between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Avoid those times if at all possible, she said.