Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart encouraged voters to vote absentee to avoid long lines at polling places.
A high number of absentee voters could explain easy-in-easy-out voting at polling locations in Trenton and Grosse Ile. City and township clerks reported Tuesday morning about 30 percent of eligible voters had already voted absentee. About 4,400 residents voted absentee in Trenton, which has a registered voter population of about 15,500. Grosse Ile has a registered voter population of about 9,000 residents and township officials have received nearly 3,000 absentee ballots. Election inspectors at polling locations in Trenton and Grosse Ile reported relatively short lines and brief wait times for voters. Inspectors at the Westfield Activities Center in Trenton and Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church said lines were long when polls opened at 7 a.m…
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 Trenton location, 1816 West Rd. 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 necessary. Veterans need to either …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Make sure you check out the election deadline guide, so you won't miss your chance to vote this year.
There are a number of looming deadlines would-be voters need to be a aware of, so they don't miss their chance to vote in the November election. Here is a list of deadlines for the upcoming election:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart moved three voting precincts out of Trenton elementary schools to ensure student safety on election day.
In an effort to ensure student safety, three precincts at Trenton elementary schools have been moved for the November election. Residents who voted at precinct 2 located at Anderson Elementary School now vote at the Westfield Activities Center and those who voted at Hedke Elementary School, precincts 4 and 5, now vote at the Kennedy Recreation Center. Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart said the precincts were moved to ensure the safety of students, among other reasons. "On election day anyone can go to the schools, not just Trenton voters," Gearhart said. "You’ve got strangers wandering around the schools on election day." Gearhart said she was approached by parents and at least one teacher who had complained about voting taking place …