Category Archives: November

Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County election results, November 8, 2011

A live blog of election results. Unofficial county results from Washtenaw County elections; most links that don’t go to news stories for individual information are going to Arborwiki.

For news coverage, see, the Ann Arbor Chronicle, and News of Ann Arbor (this is satire), not necessarily in that order. Additional reporting from the Heritage News’s ChelseaDexter twitter feed, the Manchester Enterprise, and the Michigan Daily.

Blogs include Damn Arbor: Happy election day citizens!

6:50 a.m. Weds.

Rep. Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) was recalled by Gennesee County voters. Scott is the Republican chair of the House Education Committee and had been targeted by the Michigan Education Association. Story in the Michigan Messenger.

11:00 p.m.

Ann Arbor School Board results are complete. With all 63 precincts counted, [Andy Thomas] and [Simone Lightfoot] are re-elected.

10:25 p.m.

Ann Arbor School Board results to date show incumbents [Andy Thomas] and [Simone Lightfoot] with a comfortable 850+ vote lead over their challengers with only 9 of 63 precincts left to count.

10:05 p.m.

Ann Arbor City Council results, with too few uncounted precincts to swing the election:

10:00 p.m.

The Manchester Enterprise has a story on Sharon Township results. Peter Psarouthakis and R. Brian Simons, who both had interim roles after a recall election removed their predecessors, were elected.

9:45 p.m.

The Ann Arbor Chronicle. In the last paragraph, they note one of the persistent issues of estimating Ann Arbor voter turnout: “A certain number of registered voters no longer live in this area but are still in the books.”

9:35 p.m.

Sylvan Township turned down a [4.75 mill levy]; the Lisa Allmendinger story in references the Free Sylvan Township website which describes the anti-millage point of view.

9:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor street millage results at 9:30 p.m. have 28/43 precincts counted, with 6297-1791 in favor of a 2 mill street improvement millage.

9:20 p.m.

Some pages to refer to: the Precinct count shows vote count by precinct, the cumulative report shows votes by candidate, the canvass report has results by race.

9:15 p.m.

Unofficial county results are showing very low turnout in some precincts. Ann Arbor Ward 4 Precinct 1 results had 7 voters turn out, of 1453 said to be registered.

9:10 p.m.

Unofficial county results have 22/109 precincts counted at 9:02 p.m.

The Ann Arbor school board canvas report has 9/63 precincts counted.

9:05 p.m.

Unofficial county results have incumbent Marcia Higgins (D) leading Eric Scheie (R) in Ann Arbor Ward 4, 288-213, with only absentee votes counted at 8:56 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

The Ann Arbor Chronicle has absentee results from the Ann Arbor School Board race, as of 8:00 p.m. The field of 6 candidates will yield 2 winners. Leading the absentee results are [Simone Lightfoot] (799), [Andy Thomas] (699), and [Lawrence A. Murphy] (677).

8:45 p.m. has [called the Lumm-Rapundalo race] for Jane Lumm (I), with Lumm leading 1732-1224 with one precinct remaining to count as of 8:30 p.m. The party is at Paesano’s.

8:40 p.m.

The [Ann Arbor Chronicle’s Civic News Ticker] is a good source for short city news. An [8:00 p.m. update] notes that Jane Lumm (I) is leading [Steve Rapundalo] (D) 461-268 in absentee ballots in the [Ann Arbor Second Ward].


Conquer the cold! Preparing for the winter commute

Conquer the Cold is a program for submissions and suggestions on how to best make your winter commute a good one. It’s run by get!Downtown, the Ann Arbor downtown commuter program, and there are fabulous prizes. Send in a 150 word essay and you could win a $500 shopping spree or one of many $5 gift certificates. To be eligible to participate in the Conquer the Cold essay contest, you must have a current go!pass, and the deadline for the contest is Saturday, November 12th, 2011.