Neighborly Competition Drives Voter Turnout Challenge between PR & HW

Neighborly Competition Drives Voter Turnout Challenge between PR & HW (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2018) Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, MI –  The Mayors of two of Oakland County’s smaller cities are hoping to increase voter turnout with a neighborly competition – and a $1,000 prize. Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger often analyzes election data,…

How’d Your Community Do? Voter Turnout Rates Throughout Oakland County

How’d Your Community Do? Voter Turnout Rates Throughout Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Crystal Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2018) Oakland County, MI- The numbers are in for the Aug. 7, 2018 Primary Election, and data guru Kurt Metzger has compiled a list of communities ranked by voter turnout percentages. Huntington Woods took the top spot Tuesday, with…

Nov 2017 Voter Turnout Across Oakland County

November 7 Election Turnout Across Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge Reelected Mayor, Nov. 8, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – It has become tradition that Crystal Proxmire and I review voter turnout rates after each election.  While yesterday’s election was considered an off-year election (odd numbered years), the fact that many communities were voting on…

Data View: Voting Data in Pontiac School District

Data View: Voting Data in Pontiac School District (Kurt Metzger, Feb. 23, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The Pontiac School District (PSD) includes all or part of Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Lake Angelus, and the townships of Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Waterford and Orion. Declining birth rates and population out-migration from Pontiac have combined with schools…

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015 (Guest View: Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 5, 2015) Now that the results are final and the celebrations are over, it is time to reflect on Tuesday’s election results across communities in southeast Oakland County. As one would expect in an off-year election, the…