Troy Election Results
Recall Question (31 of 31 precincts reporting)Answer % of Votes Total Votes YES 52.23 20,763 NO 47.77 18,993 39,756
41st District State Representative (36 of 36 precincts reporting)Candidate % of Votes Total Votes Martin Howrylak (REP) 50.21 23,403 Mary Kerwin (DEM) 49.30 22,977 WRITE-IN 0.49 229 46,609
11th District County Commissioner
16th District County Commissioner (21 of 21 precincts reporting)
20th District County Commissioner (23 of 23 precincts reporting)
Election Day Live Blog
1:40 a.m. – With all 36 Troy and Clawson precints fully reporting, Republican candidate Martin Howrylak has won the race for 41st District State Representative, beating out Democratic candidate Mary Kerwin by a narrow margin.
Howrylak earned 23,403 votes (50.21 percent) while Kerwin earned 22,977 votes (49.30 percent).
1:20 a.m. – With all 31 Troy precincts fully reporting, Troy Mayor Janice Daniels has been recalled.
In all, 52.23 percent (20,763) of Troy voters answered "yes" on the Troy Mayor recall question while 47.77 percent (18,993) answered "no." Unofficial results courtesy of oakgov.com.
Once the election is certified, Daniels will be removed from office and Troy City Council will begin the process of finding a replacement.
12:45 a.m. – With 28 of 31 precincts fully reporting, here are the recall question results:Answer % of voters Total YES 52.24% 20,121 NO 47.76% 18,398 38,519
12:08 a.m. – With 18 of 31 Troy precincts now fully reporting, the Troy Mayor Recall question is still passing with an even wider margin.Answer % of vote Total YES 52.05% 18,039 NO 47.95% 16,621 34,660
Midnight – With 16 of 36 precincts reporting, Mary Kerwin (D-Troy) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) are in a dead heat for 41st District State Representative. Kerwin leads Howrylak by just 111 votes with 38,432 votes tallied so far.
11:45 p.m. – With 11 of 31 Troy precincts fully reporting, Troy Maor Recall question still passing with even wider margin (1,227 votes).Answer % of vote Total YES 51.94% 16,407 NO 48.06% 15,180 31,587
11:15 p.m. – Recall supporters at Joe Kool's are watching election results on TV, cheering every time the recall appears and booing the mayor. Still only five of 31 precincts fully reporting; the rest are only partially reporting.
11 p.m. – Five precincts of 31 now reporting. Here are the latest unofficial results on the recall question:Answer % of vote Total YES 51.88% 15,002 NO 48.12% 13,916 28,918
10:50 p.m. – Still only four out of 31 precincts reporting. Nothing new to report right now. Stay tuned.
10:20 p.m. – Here are the early, unofficial results for the Troy Mayor recall question. THESE ARE NOT FINAL. Stay tuned as results continue to roll in.Answer % of vote Total YES 51.86% 14,158 NO 48.14% 13,142 27,300
10:15 p.m. – Here are the early, unofficial results for 41st District State Representative race. THESE ARE NOT FINAL. Stay tuned as results continue to roll in.Candidate % of vote Total Martin Howrylak (REP) 49.26% 16,795 Mary Kerwin (DEM) 50.17% 17,104 WRITE-IN 0.57% 195
10:05 p.m. – Here are some of the early, unofficial results for the three county commissioner races in Troy. THESE ARE NOT FINAL. Stay tuned as results continue to roll in.
Unofficial early results for 11th District County Commissioner:Candidate % of vote Total Robert Gosselin (REP) 55.86% 10,939 Louise E. Schilling (DEM) 43.74% 8,567 WRITE-IN 0.40% 78
Unofficial early results for 16th District County Commissioner:
Unofficial early results for 20th District County Commissioner:Candidate % of vot Total Antoine Delaforterie (REP) 33.85% 6,637 Gary R. McGillivray (DEM) 65.36% 12,813 WRITE-IN 0.79% 155
10 p.m. – "Yes" votes now account for 52.01 percent of the vote (13,883) while "No" votes account for 47.99 percent (12,812). So far, 26,695 votes on the recall issue have been unofficially reported to the county.
9:50 p.m. – Presumably still waiting on absentee ballots to be counted. Recall Janice Daniels crowd at Joe Kool's has grown and is spilling over into the main dining area. Louise Schilling is here, as is Mary Kerwin.
Schilling (D-Troy), who faces Bob Gosselin (R-Troy) in the race for 11th District County Commissioner, has 8,400 votes (43.80 percent) so far while Gosselin has 10,704 votes (55.81 percent).
9:20 p.m. – Results from the county are slow to come in and show all 31 Troy precincts as only partially reporting, but the Recall Janice Daniels crowd is already celebrating.
"I'm elated, over the moon," Recall Janice Daniels co-founder John Kulesz said. "It's amazing to do something that the majority of the people of Troy responded to in such a positive way."
Mary Kerwin, who is in a dead heat with Martin Howrylak, just arrived at the Recall Janice Daniels gathering at Joe Kool's.
9 p.m. – Troy Mayor Recall Question still passing with 24,421 votes tallied (unofficially). "Yes" has 12,680 votes (51.92 percent) and "No" has 11,741 votes (48.08 percent). Stay tuned.
8:50 p.m. – With 30,425 votes counted, Mary Kerwin (D-Troy) is ahead of Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) in the race for 41st District State Representative, but only by a handful of votes (15,173 to 15,085, respectively). Results are still very early and unofficial.
8:40 p.m. – Very early, unofficial results with only some precincts partially reporting shows the Troy Mayor Recall Question passing by a narrow margin (52 percent "yes" to 48 percent "no"). If a majority of Troy voters vote "yes," Troy Mayor Janice Daniels will be removed from office.
8:01 p.m. – The polls are closed. Stay tuned to Troy Patch for election results!
7 p.m. – The line stretches down the hallway as dozens of people stand in line to vote at the Troy Community Center. Don't forget – as long as you're in line by 8 p.m., you may vote.
5:40 p.m. – Students at Troy Athens High School voted today to keep President Barack Obama and recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels in a school-wide mock election. Read the full story here.
5:00 p.m. – Troy City Clerk Aileen Bittner said all issues with the ID card reader and poll books at Precinct 15 (St. Lucy's) have been resolved and are now "running fine."
Bittner said Troy precincts will likely experience a "dinner rush" that will start around 5:30 "and last until 6:30 or 7." She added, "it could take 45 minutes to get through the line."
Overall, Bittner said they've received a handful of complaints about wait time at the polls, but "most people are understanding." She anticipates 80 percent voter turnout for this election, which "is pretty typical for Troy for a presidential election."
Voters who arrive at their precinct by 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote, even if there is a line. Those who arrive after 8 p.m. will be turned away.
3:30 p.m. – According to the Troy City Clerk's Office, 95 percent (13,600) of the 14,200 absentee ballots issued this election have already been returned. On average, only about 90 percent of absentee ballots are returned to the city clerk.
However, fewer absentee ballots were issued for this election than the 2008 presidential election.
2 p.m. – So far, 173 voters have turned out at the Troy Nature Center, which was very quiet at 2 p.m. with no wait time for voters. However, Precinct 6 chairperson Sherill Jackson said they had a "line out the door" at 6 a.m.
1 p.m. – The Troy Police Department is reporting nothing out of the ordinary so far, no election-related calls or complaints.
Voter turnout is in the several hundreds for every precinct we've checked on, with more than 500 total at St. Anastasia as of 1 p.m.
It was "about an hour wait," Stacey Pilut, who was number 500, wrote on Facebook. "Well worth it!"
12:15 p.m. – Did you know you can open carry your pistol in your polling place? You may need to have your CPL, though.
Also, we want to see your "I voted" stickers! Gretchen Bovensiep, a Troy Patch blogger, tweeted us a photo of her "Mama Vote" sticker, saying, "This one is for my female ancestors that were denied the right! I hope I made them proud!"
Text your "I Voted" sticker pics to editor Jen Anesi at 248-202-7375, or email them to email@example.com. Or, upload them directly to this story!
11:30 a.m. – The ID scanner at Precinct 15 (St. Lucy's) is still not working (see below), though voters can still cast their ballot. There may be additional delays as poll workers enter voter information by hand.
The Troy City Clerk's office is reporting no major issues at any of the polling places so far. Lines are expected to be long during peak times, including lunch time.
11 a.m. – Recall Janice Daniels and No Troy Recall supporters are out at many of the polling places, including the Troy Community Center, where Recall Janice Daniels co-founder Matt Binkowski and No Troy Recall supporter Isabella Schaeper flanked the main driveway holding their opposing signs (see attached photo).
"We're getting a lot of positive feedback," Binkowski said as he handed out signs to volunteers in the parking lot. "I'm very optimistic."
"I'm not usually into politics, but this is a power play against the mayor," Schaeper said as she stood in front of the community center holding her sign. "The liberal side is trying to come forth with their agenda."
10:20 a.m. – As of 10:20am, 267 residents had voted at First Presbyterian Church. Mayor Daniels stood outside to greet voters while holding a "No Recall" sign. A Recall Janice Daniels supporter was walking up with a "Yes Recall" sign as Troy Patch was leaving the church. Both sides seem to be maintaining a civil presence at many of Troy's precincts.
9:05 a.m. – Troy Patch readers report waiting 20-45 minutes in line to vote so far this morning.
8:50 a.m. – The City Clerk's Office confirms no major election day problems so far, though they said they have had a few incidents of people campaigning or placing signs within the 100-foot perimeter outside the polling place (which violates state law). They ask that people please respect the 100-foot boundary.
Note: Wearing political pins, shirts, etc. is also not allowed past the 100-foot mark.
7:50am – Just got a tip that voters are walking away from Precinct 15 (St. Lucy Croatian Catholic Church) due to a broken ID scanner. Spoke to Kim Ball with the Troy City Clerk's office, who confirmed workers are on their way out to fix the problem.
Meanwhile, they are manually entering the information and “You can still vote," Ball said, though there may be minor delays in addition to long lines during peak times.
7 a.m. – The polls are open, and City Clerk Aieen Bittner is telling voters: "The lines will be long at times just due to the volume of voters; but, we will do everything we can to make everyone’s voting experience a quick and pleasant one."
6 a.m. – Polls are opening in Troy in one hour! What time are you heading out, or have you already voted by absentee ballot?