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:
- The school district's tech bond has passed in all NPS precincts by about 60 percent.
- In the township, the four Republican candidates – Mindy Herrmann, Marv Gans, Symantha Heath and Fred Shadko – have won the four open seats. The only Democrat on the ballot for a township seat, Michael Nolta, has lost.
- For the three open school board seats, the highest number of votes went to Cynthia Jankowski, Adam Phelps and Matthew Wilk. Not too far behind, by about 350 votes, Roland Hwang lost the race along with Michael Barrett. Jankowski and Wilk were incumbents, as both were appointed to replace former school board members who resigned.
Come back to Patch Wednesday for more election results updates.
The polls are now closed. Come back to Northville Patch for election updates.
At the township's 14th Precinct, which votes at Ridge Wood Elementary School, 721 votes were cast, according to precinct chair Mary Ann Sincock.
She said that there was a steady stream of people throughout the day, though the longest line had assembled before the polls opened.
Township trustee candidate Symantha Heath was outside of the high school and stopped to chat with Northville Patch.
She said she was pleased with the voter turnout around the township.
"My presence at the polls indicates that I'm going to be a hard worker if elected," she said.
More than a dozen voters were in line to submit their ballots into the only tabulator at the township 4th Precinct, which votes at Northville High School. About another five voters were filling out info to receive their ballots.
Fourth precinct chair Chris Robinette said the number of voters was higher than usual. At 2:40 p.m., the number of voters had just crossed 900.
"Everybody has been very patient," she said. "Everybody seems to be really with it."
Some came with campaign materials in hand, Robinette said.
She encourages voters to continue to come to the polls.
"Let your voice be heard. Get out and vote," she said. "You can't complain if you don't vote."
Township trustee candidate Michael Nolta was out distributing campaign materials outside of Northville High School, where two of the township's biggest precincts vote.
He said that before the polls close he wanted to share a few thoughts with voters:
"Even though I'm running as a Democrat, I do feel I'm more fiscally conservative than my opponents," Nolta said. Still, he added, "I have a high degree of respect for my opponents."
If elected, he said he hopes to be a "consensus builder," working with his Republican colleagues as effectively as possible.
Jan Paver chair, at the city's first precinct, which votes at the Northville city hall, said 660 votes were cast.
There were about five people in line at the time. The largest crowd to that point was in line before the polls opened, she said. Despite the two-page, front and back, ballot, she said there have been few issues of spoiled ballots.
As long as voters are in line by 8 p.m., when the polls close, they'll still be able to vote, she said.
"It'll be interesting to see how many are in line at 8 p.m.," Paver said.
She estimated the longest wait was about 40 minutes during the morning peak.
Published Tuesday, 5 a.m.:
If you haven't voted yet, click on the PDF attached to the article to study a sample ballot before you go to the polls. To get info on what your ballot will look like and where you'll be casting your vote if you plan to go in person, see our previous story which allows you to search by name and city. Looking for more info about the state's ballot proposals? Check out our synopses.
LIVE 2012 NORTHVILLE ELECTION RESULTS
NOTE: These will be updated after the polls close at 8 p.mNorthville Township Board of Trustees, 4 seats Results (votes and percentage of total vote)
Marv Gans 9,438 - 20.64%
Symantha Heath 9,655 - 21.2%
Mindy Herrmann 10,187 - 22.28% Michael Nolta 6,888 - 15.06%
Fred Shadko 9,360 - 20.47%
*Winners' names in boldNorthville Public Schools Board, 3 positions
Results Mickey Barrett 4,524 Roland Hwang 7,358 Cyndy Jankowski 10,162 Adam Phelps 7,830 Matthew J. Wilk
Northville District LibraryResults Joseph Patrick Corriveau
James T. Morche
Northville Public Schools Bonding Proposal
Results Yes 58%
Wayne County Commissioner, 9th District
Results Susan Nichols, Democrat
Laura Cox, Republican
Oakland County Commssioner, 9th District Results Gwen Markham, Democrat
Kathy S. Crawford, Republican
State Representative, 20th District Results Tim Roraback, Democrat
Kurt Heise, Republican
State Representative, 38th District Results Chuck Tindall, Democrat
Hugh D. Crawford, Republican
For more election coverage, including results for the U.S. Congressional races, check our coverage of Michigan elections, Wayne County Elections 2012 and Oakland County elections.
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