Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Get a free donut at Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop all day Nov. 6.
After you fill in the tiny circles of freedom on the ballots today, stop by Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop for a free large circle of deliciousness. Tim Hortons is offering a coupon for a free donut, with the purchase of a beverage, all day Nov. 6 in honor of election day. Simply print the coupon available in the photo section of this article or go to the Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop website and present it at any Tim Hortons including the two locations in St. Clair Shores at 23825 Harper or 28101 Harper. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Tim Hortons is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank them for their service and dedication to their country, according to a Tim Hortons release. No purchase is …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the general election. St. Clair Shores voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
In its 16th year, Publius.org is a non-profit, one-stop online voter education guide. “We designed it for voters who want to make sure there are no surprises at the polling booth” said Vince Keenan, creator and executive director of Publius.org. “Publius helps you familiarize yourself with the ballot before you hit the polls.” Also, if complicated redistricting has you confused, the site offers a 2012 district-mapping function with updated districts so you can easily check the boundaries of the U.S. congressional, state senate and house seats in St. Clair Shores. Michigan voters can find: Publius.org is hosted at Wayne State University and is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Utica was one of the last stops for the state GOP's "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" bus tour of Michigan.
Nearly a dozen Republican candidates arrived in an over-sized Mitt Romney bus Monday morning to fire up the volunteers who have been working at the Macomb-Utica Victory Center since the beginning of the campaign season. “48-hours ago we were down two points in the polls. This morning we’re up one. Keep working those phones and knocking on those doors and we’ll bring it home,” said Bobby Schostak, chairman of the Michigan GOP. Michigan has 25 Republican victory centers across the state. Between the GOP volunteers and candidates, Schostak said more than 1 million doors have been knocked in Michigan to convince voters to vote Republican. Since Friday, Michigan Republicans have been making pit stops around the state in the Romney victory bus. …
Nearly 200 people filled the Eastside Republican Club headquarters to hear from local, state and federal candidates for office. Mitt Romney's nephew also shared personal stories about the GOP nominee.
The final day of the GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour began Monday with a rally in St. Clair Shores that included local, state and federal candidates for offices along with a personal speech by Mitt Romney's nephew, George Romney. The grandson of the former Michigan governor and nephew of the Republican candidate for president shared stories about how he would spend time with Mitt Romney and his family growing up and how he learned how to be a good, spouse, father and son. What also struck him was how Mitt Romney would set aside one Saturday a month and volunteer with his sons. "He understood what is important," said Romney, who currently lives in Northville. "It is family. It is charity. And wouldn't it be great …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Michigan GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour will visit St. Clair Shores Monday.
The final day of the Michigan GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour will include a stop Monday in St. Clair Shores. The four-day bus tour has stopped at GOP headquarters and victory centers across the state. Gov. Rick Snyder, along with other state and local GOP candidates and elected officials are scheduled to attend the event from 9:30 -10:15 a.m. at the Eastside Republican Club Headquarters, 22971 9 Mile Road St. Clair Shores.
Candidates for County Commission Districts 3 and 10 provided short biographies in advance of Tuesday's general election.
Voters in St. Clair Shores will take to the polls Nov. 6 to determine who will represent the city in the Macomb County Commission. Below are biographies provided by the candidates seeking office: Randell J. Shafer (R) Veronica Klinefelt (D) Zach Eineman (R) Michael A. Boyle (D)
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lake Shore has the only contested board of education race on general election ballot. Three candidates are vying for two vacancies
Lake Shore Public Schools is the only district in the city this year with a contested race for seats on the board of education. On Nov. 6, voters will select two out of three candidates to fill six-year terms. The race includes incumbents Susan Jamieson and Kurt Ziegler. Norma Rusie is seeking her first term on the board of education. Below are the candidates' profiles, listed in alphabetical order by their last names: Susan D. Jamieson Occupation: I have served on the Lake Shore B.O.E. for 12 years. How long have you served on the Board of Education? I have four boys that have graduated from Lake Shore. Do you have any children currently attending the district’s schools? Biggest challenges facing Lake Shore? The biggest challenges facing…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The St. Clair Shores City Clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. to allow voters to obtain an absentee ballot.
Election Day is Tuesday but thousands of St. Clair Shores voters have already cast their ballots. As of Monday morning, when the most recent update was available, about 61 percent of the 9,528 ballots issued had been returned. St. Clair Shores tends to fare well in Macomb County election turnout. In the last presidential election November 2008, 72.5 percent percent of registered voters cast their ballots in the city. The lowest percentage was in Mount Clemens at 59.8 percent and the highest was 78.6 percent in Bruce Township, according to county results. According to the Macomb County Election Department, you are eligible to vote absentee if: To obtain absentee ballots Saturday, visit St. Clair Shores City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …
Democrat Sarah Roberts and Republican Candice Rusie are running for the 18th House District which includes St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe.
Voters in St. Clair Shores will take to the polls Nov. 6 to determine who will represent the 18th District in Lansing. Below are biographies provided by the candidates seeking office: Candice B. Rusie (R) Sarah Roberts (D)
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder stopped Thursday at Penna's of Sterling to promote his "Yes on 1, No on the Rest" bus tour urging Michigan residents to approve proposal one and reject proposals two through six when they vote on Nov. 6.
As good as constitutional protections for home health care, renewable energy and collective bargaining may sound, Gov. Rick Snyder says ballot proposals two through six are not what they seem and could be "economically devastating" if passed by voters Nov. 6. Snyder, along with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, took his "Yes on One, No on the Rest" bus tour to Sterling Heights Thursday to meet with voters and clarify the governor's position on the six proposals due to face Michiganders at the polls next week. "We’re on a path to continue progress and I do not want to see us get derailed," Snyder said. "(Ballot proposals 2-6) could be economically devastating. They could stop the reinvention of Michigan, this comeback. That’s why I thought it was …