Thursday, November 16, 2023

Northville election sees 39 percent voter turnout

About 39 percent of registered voters in the City of Northville cast votes in the election last week, choosing a mayor and two members of the city council.

Mayor Brian Turnbull was uncontested on the ballot and retained his seat. Laura Genitti was the top vote getter in the council race winning 1,226 votes. Incumbent Mayor Pro tem Barbara Moroski-Browne was reelected with 916 votes. Each will fill a four-year term. Incumbent Marilyn Price received 907 votes and Robert Sochacki was the choice of 821 voters. 

The newly elected council members will be sworn into office at the Nov. 20 meeting in Northville City Hall.

This was the first election using the nine-day early voting option, which drew 13 voters to the polls in Novi and Waterford, off-site locations arranged through the Oakland County Clerk's Office. On Election Day, 422 voters cast their ballots at Precinct 1 (Wayne County voters, at the Northville Community Center) and 297 voted in person at Precinct 2 (Oakland County voters, at Amerman Middle School.) A total of 1,321 voters submitted absentee ballots. 

Of 5,254 registered voters in Northville, 2,053 cast ballots in this election or a 39 percent voter turnout, according to the office of City Clerk Mike Smith.

 “Thank you to all of the election workers and clerk staff for running a great election and for the voters coming out to vote,” Smith said.

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