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Rick Hamill Wins in Highland, Greg Baroni Wins White Lake

While the results are still unofficial, Hamill got 69 percent of the vote in his election and Baroni captured 60 percent in his.

Tuesday, 11:45 p.m.

With 12 of 12 precincts reporting, Greg Baroni (R) has retained his position as White Lake Township Supervisor. While the results are still unofficial, Baroni had 60 percent of the vote, and Michael Smith (D) had 39 percent of the vote.

Tuesday, 11:20 p.m.

Unofficial results are in for the Oakland County Commissioner 2nd District Race. With 26 of 26 precincts reporting Bob Hoffman (R) has won the seat with 62 percent of the vote. Sherlynn Everly (D) earned 37 percent of the vote.

Tuesday, 9:01 p.m.

Unofficial Highland Township results are in. With 8 of 8 precincts reporting, Rick Hamill has won the township supervisor race. See the graphs below for vote totals in all Highland races.

Tuesday, 8:01 p.m.

The polls have closed. Check back here on White Lake-Highland Patch throughout the night for the latest news and results.

Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Highland

Highland Township Clerk Mary McDonell said voter turnout in Highland has been heavy.

"Our precincts were packed this morning," McDonell said. "We've had a steady stream of voters all day."

McDonell said the township sent out more than 3,000 absentee ballots for Tuesday's election, and that so far, no problems have been reported.

"Things have been running smoothly today, I've very pleased," McDonell said.

Tuesday, 3 p.m. White Lake

Election workers at Precinct 5 in White Lake said they had their first real lull in voters at noon today, but that turnout so far has been consistent.

"We've had 480 voters for far," Paula, an election worker, said at noon. "We've been busy all day, there was a line of people here at 6:30 a.m. this morning."

At the Clerk's office, White Lake officials said they haven't heard of any problems at polls and that voters have been steady at the polls all day.

White Lake has issued more than 5,000 absentee ballots for today's election. The absentee ballots and write-in candidates for several races could delay the announcement of results tonight after the polls close, according to officials.

Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.

What goes better with your “I Voted” sticker than … a doughnut?

Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop is offering a coupon for a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage all day Tuesday in honor of election day.

Simply print the coupon from the Tim Hortons website.

In addition, Pomodoro in Highland is offering 20 percent off your order today if you show your "I Voted" sticker, according to Pomodoro's Facebook Page.

Tuesday, 9:20 a.m.

A steady stream of voters have been showing up to precincts in White Lake and Highland.

White Lake resident Laura Vogel said she was voter number 100 at precinct 10 in White Lake at 7:45 a.m. "There wasn't a line at all, about 30 carrels and a few open so you can walk right up," she said.

White Lake-Highland Patch reader Chris White said he was number 69 in line at 7 a.m. at his precinct in Commerce Township, and that he cast the 87th ballot.

"It was the longest line I can remember at the opening of the polls in the eight years I have been here," White said. "That may be inconvenient for some, but it is a good thing."

Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.

The polls are open. Let us know what number you were at your precinct in the comments below. If you have a photo or news tip, email it to brooke.meier@patch.com or text 248-534-7203.

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

With two double-sided ballots this election, White Lake and Highland voters could be in record-breaking long lines on Election Day.

Be sure you have all the information you need before you head out the door. Check out the following links to vital voting information in White Lake and Highland:

  • Ballot and polling locations in White Lake
  • Ballot and polling locations in Highland

If you haven't voted yet, click on the PDFs to the right to study a sample ballot before you go to the polls.

In the meanwhile, stick with White Lake-Highland Patch all day Tuesday as Editor Brooke Tajer reports live from various polling stations around town. If you hear of anything happening, want to share your voter number or are looking to share that iPhone photo you just snapped, email Brooke at brooke.meier@patch.com or text 248-534-7203.

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 LIVE 2012 WHITE LAKE ELECTION RESULTS

These will be updated after the polls close at 8 p.m.

White Lake Township Supervisor
Results Greg Baroni 60.32% 8,575 votes
Michael D. Smith
39.28% 5,583 votes
White Lake Township Clerk Results Terry Lilley 97.88% 10,668 votes
White Lake Township Treasurer Results Mike Roman 95.50% 10,259 votes
Write-In (Jay Brendel) 4.50% 483 votes
White Lake Township Trustee, 4 Positions Results Carol J. Burkard 25.34% 9,141 votes
Rik Kowall 24.23% 8,741 votes
Scott Ruggles 25.08% 9,046 votes
Andrea C. Voorheis 24.54% 8,851 votes
Library Board Director Results
Joseph Fennell 23.35% 5,114 votes
Richard McGlew 22.09% 4,839 votes
Glenn Rossow 20.97% 4,594 votes
Jennifer Schulz 28.87% 6,324 votes

 

Board Member, Huron Valley School District, 2 Positions
Results Eric Wallis 20.25% 6,482 votes Jerry Aubry 19.63% 6,284 votes Lisa L. Blackwell 35.87% 11,481 votes Beth Lewis 23.78% 7,612 votes

 

Oakland County Commissioner, 6th District (20 of 22 precincts reporting) Results Jim Runestad, Republican
97.68% 17,255 votes

 

State Representative, 44th District (40 of 41 precincts reporting)
Results Tom Crawford, Democrat
32.97% 15,400 votes
Eileen Kowall, Republican
62.82% 29,342 votes
Scott Poquette, Libertarian
4.00% 1,867 votes

 

LIVE 2012 HIGHLAND ELECTION RESULTS

These will be updated after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Highland Township Supervisor
Results Rick Hamill 68.96% 6,564 votes
Doug Bourgeois
30.78% 2,930 votes
Highland Township Clerk Results Mary McDonell
98.55% 7,485 votes
Highland Township Treasurer Results Judith Cooper 98.70% 7,354 votes
Highland Township Trustee, 4 Positions
Results Mary Pat Chynoweth 26.14% 6,489 votes
Charles Dittmar 24.28% 6,027 votes
Brian Howe 25.10% 6,230 votes
Russ Tierney 23.86% 5,924 votes
Library Board Director, 6 Positions Results Janey C. Bach 16.00% 3,417 votes
Cindy Dombrowski
18.71% 3,996 votes
Christina Hamill 17.85% 3,812 votes
Dawn Mecklenborg 15.95% 3,406 votes
Gail D. Perrin 15.28% 3,263 votes
Kathy Polidori 15.61% 3,333 votes

 

Board Member, Huron Valley School District, 2 Positions
Results Eric Wallis 20.25% 6,482 votes
Jerry Aubry 19.63% 6,284 votes
Lisa L. Blackwell 35.87% 11,481 votes
Beth Lewis 23.78% 7,612 votes

 

Oakland County Commissioner, 2nd District Results Sherlynn Everly, Democrat
37.36% 9,862 votes
Bob Hoffman, Republican
62.26% 16,435 votes

 

State Representative, 44th District
(40 of 41 precincts reporting)

Results Tom Crawford, Democrat
32.97% 15,400 votes Eileen Kowall, Republican
62.82% 29,342 votes Scott Poquette, Libertarian
4.00% 1,867 votes

For more election coverage, including results for the U.S. Congressional races, and Oakland County Executive offices, follow more coverage on White Lake-Highland Patch.

Colleen Meier November 06, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Great Blog! Thanks Patch!
Gerry X November 06, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I was voter #587 at 1:30... No waiting and no lines at Dublin!

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