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Election Analysis: A Look at Absentee Ballots Across Oakland County Cities

August 31st 2020

Over two-thirds (77.0 percent) of the requested ballots were returned, and these returned ballots represented 70.8 percent of the total votes cast.

Voter Turnout by City, Numbers Metzger Calls Disappointing

August 11th 2020

Oakland County, with one of the highest educational attainment rates in the state, had an Aug. 4, 2020 turnout rate of only 37.1 percent!

Clerks Come Together for Oakland County Safe, Healthy and Secure Elections Advisory Council

June 10th 2020

We want to make sure all votes get counted, and elections can be held fairly and safely in 2020.

Southfield Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

October 7th 2019

Candidates are Nancy L. M. Banks, Constance Bell, Daniel Brightwell, LaTina Denson, Donald F. Fracassi, Sara Habbo, Jason Haskins, Amani Johnson, Ghana Goodwin-Dye, Tawanya L. Morris, and Tina Marie Poole.

2019 Candidate Interview: Jason Hoskins for Southfield City Council

August 25th 2019

Jason Hoskins is running for Southfield City Council in the Nov. 5, 2019 election.

County Commission Goes Blue for First Time in Decades

November 7th 2018

County Commission Goes Blue for First Time in Decades (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2018) Pontiac, MI – For the first time in decades the Oakland County Commission has more Democrats serving than Republicans.  The newly elected Commissioners will take their seats on Jan. 1, and a new Chair will be appointed. There will be […]

Did Your Absentee Ballot Count? Here’s How to Make Sure

October 17th 2018

  Did Your Absentee Ballot Count?  Here’s How to Make Sure (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Record numbers of absentee ballots are being sent out for the Nov. 6 election, but there are a couple of concerns among clerks and voters. The first is that many people don’t realize that the […]

2018 Candidate Interviews and Issues – NOV 6 GENERAL ELECTION

October 9th 2018

2018 Candidate Interviews and Issues – NOV 6 GENERAL ELECTION Check back often for updates. To schedule an interview contact editor@oc115.com.

2017 Candidate Interview: Patrick Giesa for Northville City Council

October 16th 2017

2017 Candidate Interview: Patrick Giesa for Northville City Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2017) Northville, MI – Patrick Giesa is running unopposed in the Nov. 7, 2017 election to Northville City Council.  Incumbent Councilperson Sam Ekong and Mayor Ken Roth are also unopposed.  An election will still be held. Giesa has 42 years experience […]

2017 Candidate Interview: Derrick F. Hale for Southfield City Clerk

October 7th 2017

2017 Candidate Interview: Derrick F. Hale for Southfield City Clerk (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 7, 2017)   Southfield, MI-  Derrick F. Hale is one of three people running for Southfield City Clerk in the Nov. 7, 2017 election.  Also on the ballot are Tarita Darden and Sherikia L. Hawkins. Hale served as State Representative from […]