Blog Archives

Nov. 6 Voting Information

October 15th 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 is an election day, and voters in Ferndale have several races and ballot proposals to cast their votes on.

Raylon Leaks-May ~ School Board Candidate 2012

August 15th 2012

As a mother of young children, I plan to be involved in this district and community for a very long time. The Ferndale School district and community is blessed with strong parental involvement and the gift of diversity. I appreciate the gifts that this community has to offer and will advocate to see to it that this gem is preserved!

Bradford Parks ~ School Board Candidate 2012

August 15th 2012

I understand the issues involved in the district from all sides. I believe strongly that the entire district must be represented, and that everyone has something to bring to the table….A rising tide lifts all boats, and working together we can achieve great things.

Amy Butters ~ School Board Candidate 2012

August 15th 2012

I have three daughters in Ferndale schools and I want to play a part in ensuring the quality of our district. I want to offer my skills that equip me to communicate clearly with all parties striving toward the common goal of a strong school district.

The Power of the Public Test

July 31st 2012

Carl Weiler wore his Superman shirt on July 26 when he and Jim Whipple came to City Hall to witness the obligatory public test of election equipment. The test takes place in the weeks before every election so the public can see that the equipment works. It gives them a chance to see the safeguards that are in place to prevent problems, such as a malfunction or tampering, before election day.

Governor Snyder Vetoes Three Election-Related Bills, Signs 11 Others

July 9th 2012

Snyder did sign into law 11 other bills, including those that establish more stringent requirements before a political party will be recognized in Michigan, and requirements that Independent committees must file quarterly spending reports with the State. Other bills require all ballot or petition language must be submitted to the Secretary of State prior to circulation.

Michigan Women’s Power Assembly June 16

June 12th 2012

“Right now there are only 4 women in the Michigan Senate, and 27 female representatives in the Michigan House. Yet in this legislative session alone, over 140 bills have been introduced that directly affect women’s rights in Michigan,” said Kate Morgan of Ferndale. “We believe that in order to make positive change for women, we need more women’s voices in Michigan’s political sphere.”

State Considers Adding Barriers to Voting

December 13th 2011

The bill, Senate Bill 754, can be read in its entirety at

Fewer Polling Places to Save the City Money

December 12th 2011

Ferndale City Clerk Cherilynn Tallman presented a plan to City Council on Dec. 12, 2011 which will save the city money by reducing the number of precincts from 9 to 7. This falls within the rules established by Michigan Election Law. Tallman explained the process, the benefits and the results in a request for Council action, which reads:

Election Results are In

November 8th 2011

The election results are in for Ferndale City Council and Library Board. Incumbent Dave Coulter won the Mayor’s race with 84.17% of the vote. Dan Martin had the most votes for City Council, with incumbent Mike Lennon receiving the next most. Both of them will serve on Ferndale City Council. Ray Willis, who ran for Mayor, was not elected. Nor was Sherry Wells, who ran for City Council.