Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The $114.4 million bond issue passed by a whopping 65 percent on Tuesday's election.
As votes were tallied on Tuesday, Plymouth-Canton Community School Board President John Barrett was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, visiting his daughter who is expecting a child any day now. On his way to her house for dinner, a rainbow appeared. "I thought to myself, either the baby is going to be born or the bond passed," he said. "And it turned out the bond passed!" The $114.4 million bond proposal passed with a little more than 65 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Wayne County Clerk. Barrett said he was thrilled, but surprised at the margin. "I'm surprised because I know there was a large last-minute effort by a number of people to put out 'vote no' signs and sent emails out - we were all a little bit worried …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. and we'll report the election results as they come in.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools are seeking a $114.4 million bond proposal. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Stay with us all evening for live updates on the outcome. Wayne County Results (All 45 Precincts Reporting) City of Plymouth Plymouth Township 2,409 Canton Township *Results are unofficial
Plymouth and Canton communities will decide whether Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will get a $114.4 million bond issue to build a new middle school and upgrade technology, facilities and buses.
Canton has had a steady stream of voters trickling into the polls on Election Day Tuesday, according to officials. In contrast, the City of Plymouth was experiencing light turnout all morning, according to the clerk's office. Canton reported 900 voters at its 10:30 a.m. call into the Wayne County Clerk's office. However, because of the nature of a special election, officials said they really couldn't compare to previous years because each election was something different. Canton residents McIver Richardson and his wife, Mary, stopped by their polling location, Summit on the Park, just before noon. Both voted yes for the $114.4 million bond proposal for Plymouth-Canton Schools. "Most neighborhoods want schools to have good education," …
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 for the special election. Plymouth and Canton voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
May 7 is Election Day in Plymouth and Canton. A copy of the ballot language for the Special Election is provided on Plymouth Township's website. Plymouth and Canton voters will be voting on the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools $114.4 million bond proposal to to build a new middle school and upgrade technology, facilities and buses. Check out these facts about the bond proposal before voting. Read what one local community member said about the upcoming vote. Before you head to your polling place in Plymouth or Canton, take a look at this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to successfully exercise your constitutional right. All polls are open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Know your voting precinct and location by visiting the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Candidates must have submitted their petitions by 4 p.m. on May 14 and must be registered Plymouth voters with the valid signatures of 25-40 registered voters.
The filing deadline for the Plymouth City Commission is quickly approaching. Candidates must have submitted their petitions by 4 p.m. on May 14. According to the Clerk's website, potential candidates must turn in petitions with valid 25-40 registered voters in the City of Plymouth and complete the Affidavit of Identity for Campaign Finance at Wayne County Elections. There will be four seats vacated in November on the City Commission, according to the website. Three seats will be for four years and the fourth seat is for the lowest votes and will be a two year seat on the City Commission. According to the Plymouth City Commission website, the four terms ending include Mayor Dan Dwyer, Commissioner Diane Bogenrieder, Commissioner Ron …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Jeremy Hughes says bond will replace aging Central Middle School, help buildings meet technological demands.
When Plymouth-Canton voters head to the polls May 7, they'll consider a $114 million bond proposal to replace an aging Central Middle School, replace buses and upgrade technology throughout the district. Superintendent Jeremy Hughes shared the district's case for the bond Monday with parents at a forum at the Canton Public Library, stressing the urgency of some of the pending expenditures. The $114 bond proposal, which Hughes said would not increase the district's current millage rate of 4.1 mills if passed, will replace Central Middle School with a new building on district-owned property at Canton Center and Cherry Hill roads in Canton, install fiberoptic networking throughout the district, add tablet devices and laptop computers to each …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
David Curson beat out Kerry Bentivolio to serve the rest of Thaddeus McCotter's term.
Republican Kerry Bentivolio may have won the general election Tuesday to represent Michigan's 11th District in Congress, but he lost the special election to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. Democrat David Curson beat Bentivolio and will serve the rest of McCotter's term, which ends Dec. 31. Bentivolio will take over in January for a two-year term. The vote to fill a partial term was added to the ballot when McCotter resigned from the position in July after it was discovered that his campaign failed to turn in the requisite number of signatures to run for re-election this past Tuesday. His seat has been vacant for the past four months. Curson received 159,267 votes, or 51 percent of the vote, and Bentivolio received 151,740 …
Election Day is over, but you can relive the excitement in these photos.
The ballots have been cast and the votes counted. The excitement of Election Day 2012 lives on, however, in these photographs taken throughout the day in Plymouth and Canton. Feel free to share your own favorite Election Day snapshots here, too!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Price beats out Democrat James Amar for County Commissioner.
Republican Shannon Price defeated Democrat James Amar on Tuesday in the race for Wayne County Commissioner, 10th District, according to unofficial election results. Price won all three municipalities—Plymouth, Plymouth Township and Canton Township—in his 10th District race over Amar. Price earned 9,515 votes to Amar's 5,358 in Plymouth Township. He also held the edge in the City of Plymouth, with 2,495 votes to Amar's 2,000. In Canton, Price received 20,080 votes to Amar's 19,558.