By Mark Cavitt, The Oakland Press
Oakland County saw a record number of people vote in Tuesday's mid-term election. Over 64 percent of the registered voters in the county showed up to cast a ballot, a record turnout for a mid-term election. In total, 609,099 of the county's 948,863 registered voters exercised their right.
On Tuesday, the county precincts with the lowest turnouts, those under 35 percent, were all in Pontiac, which is usually the case no matter what election cycle we're in. The precinct with the lowest turnout was precinct 18 with 20.45 percent turnout with 345 of the 1,687 registered voters casting a ballot.
On the other end of the spectrum, the precincts with the highest turnout, above 77 percent, were scattered across the county including Huntington Woods, Rochester Hills, Novi, Orion Township, Troy, Bloomfield Township, Royal Oak, and Southfield Township.
Sharon Tischler, Southfield Township clerk, said the township usually has a pretty good turnout during elections.
"People in our community really get out and vote," said Tischler. "It's their civic duty and they take it responsibly and show up to the polls. Our residents participate in about every election that comes along. Every community has to prepare as if everyone will show up to the polls, but it's nice to see that our residents go to the polls and make their choices known."
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