One incumbent retains seat
Posted on 11/08/2023
A voter obtains a ballot at Precinct 2 on Nov. 7.Northville held an election Nov. 7 for two seats on City Council and for the office of mayor, which was uncontested. The top vote getters in the Council race were business owner Laura Genitti, with 1,226 votes, and incumbent Mayor Pro tem Barbara Moroski-Browne, with 916 votes. Mayor Brian Turnbull retains the office of mayor, which is a two-year term.

Runners-up in the Council race were incumbent Marilyn Price, with 907 votes, and Robert Sochacki, with 821 votes.

New council members, serving four-year terms, will be sworn into office at the Nov. 20 meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. At that time, the current City Council will vote on the minutes from the Nov. 6 meeting before the new council members are seated.

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. That equates to a 39% voter turnout. These are unofficial results until certified by the county canvassers.

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

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