Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rick Hamill (R) won the general election and will serve as Highland Township Supervisor for the next four years.
The results are in, and while unofficial, residents in Highland have elected Rick Hamill (R) as Highland Township Supervisor. With 8 of 8 precincts reporting in Highland, Republican Rick Hamill garnered 68.96 percent of the vote, while Democratic challenger Doug Bourgeois earned 30.78 percent of the vote. The Highland Township Library Board will also see a new face with Christina Hamill being elected to the board, earning 17.85 percent of the vote. Despite the large turnout and lines at precincts in Highland. Many voters reported a positive experience Tuesday. "My wife and I voted at Highland Elementary, and it was, by far, the most pleasant voting experience we've ever had!," Darin Grosser said on the White Lake-Highland Patch Facebook …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find all your candidate profiles and ballot proposal information for White Lake and Highland here.
Candidates for Highland Township offices, White Lake Township Offices and state and national offices will battle it out at the polls during the Nov. 6 general election. White Lake-Highland Patch has compiled background information on the candidates for all local races, which can be found here: For the most up-to-date election coverage, sign up for the White Lake-Highland Patch newsletter. Click to get signed up!
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the general election. White Lake and Highland voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
Looking for your ballot before you hit the polls in White Lake and Highland? 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, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Who will lead Highland Township for the next for years? Will it be republican candidate Rick Hamill, or democrat Doug Bourgeois?
There are two candidates for Highland Township Supervisor in the Nov. 6 election. Republican Rick Hamil and Democrat Doug Bourgeois are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for Highland Township Supervisor provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. For more information, check out the following Q&A's: To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Current Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) will take on challenger Tom Crawford (D) in November.
In a battle for the 44th House seat, incumbent state Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) will likely take on democratic opponent Tom Crawford in the November general election. The 44th District covers the communities of White Lake, Highland, Milford, Waterford and Springfield Township. Kowall was uncontested in the primary and unofficially received 10,776 votes, or 99 percent, with 41 of 41 precincts reporting. Crawford beat challenger Mark Venie with 65 percent of the vote, or 2,025 votes. With 41 of 41 precincts reporting, Venie received 1,072 votes.
The additional police millage request in Highland and the public safety renewal and fire renewal both passed with overwhelming support.
Voters in White Lake and Highland spoke with their votes at the polls Tuesday and residents in both communities supported their public safety departments. In Highland, the additional police millage request was approved by 66.51 percent of the voters with eight of eight precincts reporting. Residents who own a home with a taxable valuable of $100,000 will pay $75 over two years for the Highland police millage. In White Lake, the public safety millage renewal request (which includes money for the police department) passed with 66.97 percent of voters voting yes. Residents who own a home with a taxable valuable of $100,000 will pay $100 over ten years for the public safety millage. The fire department in White Lake was also shown some love as…
Rick Hamill and Doug Bourgeois will face off in November for the Highland Supervisor seat. In White Lake Greg Baroni and Michael Smith will fight to be White Lake Supervisor.
The results are in, and while unofficial, residents in White Lake and Highland are expected to welcome new board members and elected officials. In Highland, because there was no democratic challenger, both Mary McDonell and Judy Cooper have won the seats as the clerk and treasurer, respectively, for the next 4 years. For the top seat in Highland, Rick Hamill (R) and Doug Bourgeois (D) will run against each other for the supervisor position in November. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting in White Lake, incumbent Greg Baroni (R) and Michael Smith (D) will battle for the White Lake Supervisor position in November. With no democratic challengers, incumbent Terry Lilley (R) and newcomer Mike Roman (R) won their seats as clerk and treasurer …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
There has been a steady stream of voters to the polls in White Lake and Highland according to the Clerk's office in each community. Today's turn out is expected to be average, or just above average, for an August primary.
Update - 2 p.m.: In Highland the voter turnout has been slow but steady, according to Highland Clerk Mary McDonell. "It's pretty average for a primary," she said. "We’re at around 170 voters per precinct at the precincts near the Township." Highland issued 1630 absent voter ballots of which approximately 1500 have been turned in. "We have 14,616 registered voters in Highland, " McDonell said. "I think the turnout may be slightly higher than other local primaries because of the number of candidates and the police millage on the ballot." 1 p.m.: With more than 23,000 voters registered in White Lake for today's election, Election Specialist Ashley Amburgy said she anticipates an average voter turnout for White Lake. "If I had to guess, I …
If you voted in White Lake or Highland, show off your "I Voted" sticker. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Today is the day – Primary Day. The polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Throughout the day, registered voters will cast their ballots for candidates for local, county, state and national offices. We've got a handy app to help you find your polling place and sample ballot, courtesy of Publius.org. So, what are we asking for from you? Simple: Show us you voted today. Prove it to us! Snap a photo of yourself, your kid, your cat, anything with an "I Voted" sticker, upload it here and maybe even tell us why you think it's important to vote. You can upload a photo yourself to this gallery, or you can email it to email@example.com. See you at the polls!
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 for the primary. White Lake and Highland primary voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
In its 16th year, Publius.org is a non-profit, 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(c)(3) organization.