Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here are five rules you need to know before voting on election day.
The use of video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices is prohibited in 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 …
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, …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
On Nov. 6, White Lake and Highland voters will face yes or no votes on 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 the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. Want more election news this November? Click here to sign up for the White Lake-Highland Patch newsletter! For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. How would you vote on these proposals?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Who will lead White Lake Township for the next for years? Will it be republican candidate, and incumbent, Greg Baron, or democrat Michael Smith?
There are two candidates for White Lake Township Supervisor in the Nov. 6 election. Republican incumbent Greg Baroni and Democrat Michael Smith are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for White Lake 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…
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…
Former Huron Valley Schools teacher Dee Stoddard voices her opinion on the Nov. 6 millage request from the district.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dear Editor, "Vote from the bottom up," recommends the Michigan Education Association (MEA), for a very good reason. On November 6, a YES vote on the very last item on the ballot called Operation Millage Renewal Proposal is critical for operational funding purposes in the Huron Valley School District. As suggested, I will start voting from the bottom of my extensive ballot and work my way up to the top so as to not overlook this vitally important renewal. The 18 mills levied by this millage on commercial and industrial properties and second homes will simply be renewed, not increased and will not affect primary residences at all unless it is turned down in which case Huron Valley Schools stands to lose $9 million a year, for the next 10 …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Voters may register or pick up an absent voter ballot application at city 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 to vote at the White Lake Township office or the Highland Township office, any Secretary of State office or by mail. In order to vote, you must: Those who aren't able to go to the polls on election day may cast an absentee ballot. An absentee ballot application can be picked up at both townships' offices. If you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election. These dates are also important to absentee voters: Additional information is available at the White Lake Township and Highland Township websites.