November Election Guide for Clinton Township
Residents will cast their votes for president, local candidates and ballot proposals during the Nov. 6 general election.
Residents will take to the polls Nov. 6 to cast ballots for the next president of the United States. And, while they're exercising their voting rights, they will also decide local ballot proposals and boards.
As Clinton Township is divided into three commissioners' districts, two congressional districts and five school districts, ballots will vary across the township.
Clinton Township Board Races
Supervisor: Republican incumbent Robert J. Cannon is running unopposed.
Clerk: Democratic incumbent George Fitzgerald looks to retain his seat against Republican challenger, and former state representative, Kim Meltzer.
Treasurer: Democratic incumbent William J. Sowerby is running unopposed.
Trustees: Four trustee seats will be filled on the board. Democratic incumbents Kenneth Pearl, Dean Joseph Reynolds and Jenifer Jo West are looking to retain their seats, against Democratic challenger Paul Gieleghem and Republican challengers Mike Aiello, Mark Gielniak, Leo J. Melise and David Pierce.
U.S. President and Vice President:
- Incumbent Barack Obama and Joe Biden; Democrat
- Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan; Republican
- Virgil H. Goode, Jr., James N. Clymer; U.S. Taxpayers
- Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala; Green
- Ross C. Anderson, Luis Rodriguez; Natural Law
- Incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow
- Republican Pete Hoekstra
- Libertarian Scotty Boman
- U.S. Taxpayers Richard A. Matkin
- Green Harley Mikkelson
- Natural Law John D. Litle
Congressional Rep., 9th District
- Incumbent Democrat Sander Levin
- Republican Don Volaric
- Libertarian Jim Fulner
- U.S. Taxpayers Les Townsend
- Green Julia Williams
State Rep., 24th District
- Incumbent Republican Anthony G. Forlini
- Democrat Philip Kurczweski
State Rep., 31st District
- Incumbent Democrat Marilyn Lane
- Republican Lynn Evans
- Libertarian James Miller
County Commissioner, 9th District
- Incumbent Democrat Fred Miller
- Republican Juliana Sabatini
County Commissioner, 12th District
- Incumbent Democrat Bob Smith
- Republican James Perna
County Commissioner, 13th District
- Incumbent Republican Joe Sabatini
- Democrat Jonathan Garstka
The Macomb County Chamber of Commerce recently released its rating of these commissioner candidates.
Boards of Education
Chippewa Valley Schools
Three individuals are running for a single seat with partial term ending Dec. 31, 2016. Euel Kinsey, who was appointed to the seat, is running to complete the term, but faces challengers Grace Caporuscio and Elizabeth A. Pyden.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education
Several of the candidates debated recently in Clinton Township.
Four individuals are running for two four-year terms.
- Incumbent Charles Eslinger
- Earl Fuller Jr.
- Mary Hilton
- Sharon McTavish Ross
Incumbent board member Linda McLatcher is running unopposed to retain her seat, which holds a partial term ending Dec. 31, 2014.
Clintondale Community Schools Board of Education
Incumbent Rick Yaworksi and Lois A. Murray are running unopposed for two partial terms ending Dec. 31, 2014.
Mount Clemens Community Schools Board of Education
Ed Bruley is running unopposed for one partial term ending Dec. 31, 2016.
Patrick Maceroni and Jeanine Walker are running unopposed for two four-year terms.
Macomb County Races
Several of the county candidates debated recently in Chesterfield Township.
- Prosecutor: Incumbent Eric Smith, a Democrat, and challenger Michael Wrathell, a Republican.
- Sheriff: Incumbent Anthony Wickersham, a Democrat; Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen.
- Clerk and Register of Deeds: Incumbent Carmella Sabaugh, a Democrat, and Republican Debera Guenther.
- Treasurer: Incumbent Ted Wahby, a Democrat, and Republican Larry Rocca.
- Public Works Commissioner: Democrat Anthony V. Marrocco
Local Ballot Proposals:
Macomb Community College
"Shall the Community College District of the County of Macomb, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Fifty-Six Million ($56,000,000) Dollars and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, in one or more series for the purpose of paying for the cost of the following: ·
- Acquiring, installing, equipping and re-equipping college buildings, sites and facilities with new technology equipment and systems; Remodeling, re-equipping and re-furbishing college buildings, sites and infrastructure?
The estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year is .15 mills ($.15 per $1,000 of taxable value). The maximum number of years of each series of the proposed series of bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of refunding, is not more than ten (10) years; and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire each of the proposed series of bonds is .19 mills annually ($.19 per $1,000 of taxable value). (Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for administrator or employee salaries, repair or maintenance costs or other operating expenses.)
Clinton Township voters will also see a series of candidates for the state judiciary, state university boards and state proposals.
See a sample of your ballot on the Macomb County Election Department website.
Where Do I Vote? Do I Need ID?
Use this chart to find your polling precinct. And don't forget to bring ID! Michigan voters are required to show photo ID, either a driver's license or state issued ID, at the polls. If you forget, or do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can still vote, but must sign a brief affidavit stating that you're not in possession of a photo ID.
What's Closed on Election Day in Clinton Township?
Most of Clinton Township's public schools as well as the 41B District Court will close for Election Day. Check here for a complete list.