Royal Oak Election 2012 Guide
The candidates and issues that will be affecting Royal Oak and Oakland County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Royal Oak Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as the Nov. 6 draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Voter registration information
The city of Royal Oak website offers the following information for those who wish to register to vote:
Anyone who is 18 years of age may register to vote at the City Clerk's office in the city in which they live. They may also register at any Secretary of State office or local school. In order to vote, you must be registered 30 days prior to an election. Do you need to register to vote or a change of address form? Fill out this form, print it and mail or bring it to the City Clerk's office: Voter Registration form.
The Michigan Secretary of State Voter Information Center is an online source for one-stop election information. Michigan residents can access information on any of the following:
- Voter registration status
- Find the location and get directions to polling place
- Get tutorials on the voting equipment
- Preview their ballot
- Sample ballots
Further, visitors can access online information on statewide candidates, ballot proposals and tutorials on the voting equipment used in their community. The Qualified Voter File, a nationally recognized statewide voter registration system developed by the Michigan Department of State, provides data for the site.
To view a sample ballot visit michigan.gov/vote.
U.S. Senate race
|Richard A. Matkin||U.S. Taxpayers|
|John D. Litle||Natural Law|
U.S. Congress race
In the newly drawn 9th Congressional district, candidates include:
|Les Townsend||U.S. Taxpayers|
State Rep. race - 26th District
|James K. Young||Libertarian|
Oakland County Executive
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is seeking his sixth term in county office this November. The 73-year-old Republican will face Huntington Woods businessman and Democrat Kevin Howley.
Oakland County Treasurer
Democrat Andy Meisner of Huntington Woods and Republican Marty Knollenberg are vying for the county treasurer position.
Oakland County Commission – 16th District
Clawson resident and Republican Mike Bosnic, a current Oakland County Commissioner, will run for another two-year term on the commission. Also running is Democrat Tim Burns, also of Clawson.
Oakland County Commission – 19th District
Royal Oak resident and Democrat Dave Woodward, a current Oakland County Commissioner, will run for another two-year term on the commission. Also running is Republican Bill Shaw or Royal Oak.
Oakland County Commission – 20th District
Madison Heights resident and Democrat Gary McGillivray, a current Oakland County Commissioner, will run for another two-year term on the commission. Also running is Republican Antoine Delaforterie of Troy.
44th District Judge
If approved, Charter Proposal A will allow the city to levy a millage for a period not to exceed five years of up to 3.975 mills for a police, fire, and emergency medical services.
Local School District proposal
If approved by voters, the Buillding and Site Sinking Fund Tax Propsal will allow the School District of the City of Royal Oak to levy one mill for a period of 10 to create a fund for the purpose of construction or repair of school buildings.
Dates to remember
- Oct. 9: last day to register to vote on Nov. 6 ballot
- Nov. 6: general election