Saturday, November 10, 2012
The 'emergency manager law' was the only one of six statewide ballot proposals which West Bloomfield voters supported Nov. 6.
Could the Greater West Bloomfield area be considered a new election bellwether? Seventy-four percent of registered residents voted in the majority on five of six statewide ballot proposals, among other votes presaging winners. West Bloomfield residents turned out at a total rate of 74.66 percent, including 37,866 ballots cast from 50,721 registered voters. Most of those physically went to the polls on election day: 22,251 voters visited a precinct, while 15,615 turned in absentee ballots. Most supported proposal 1, to allow the approval of the Emergency Manager Law in Michigan. Victories for the Democratic Party possibly establishing West Bloomfield voters as trendsetters included incumbent President Barack Obama over Gov. Mitt Romney (56-…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Monday, October 15, 2012
Proposal 1, which appears on the Nov. 6 ballot, will ask voters to approve the Emergency Manager Law.
Voters will decide whether to allow the approval of the Emergency Manager Law in Michigan Nov. 6, when a state ballot proposal will ask for a referendum on Public Act 4 of 2011. The state Board of Canvassers placed the issue repealing the Emergency Manager Law on the Nov. 6 ballot, because it was directed to do so by the Michigan Supreme Court, according to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. The law has been suspended since Aug. 8. The following language for proposal 12-1 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Should this proposal be approved? If you vote: Yes – Should a majority of electors vote “Yes” on the referendum, the law will be reinstated. The law will allow state officials to identify and take action on …