Fenton Elections 2012: Fenton Township Sees 72 Percent Turnout

Fenton bond fails, Drew Shapiro wins Fenton School Board seat and Joe Graves is re-elected to 51st District House of Representatives seat.

The voters in Fenton have spoken.

Fenton schools $8.4 Million Bond Proposal failed again. Many

Drew Shapiro won a seat on the Fenton School Board.

Joe Graves reclaimed the 51st District Michigan House of Representatives seat.

Fenton Township Passed a

Tony Brown Won the 6th District Seat with Genesee County Board of Commissioners.

Elections chairman Stanley Young greeted Fenton voters with a smile.

You can find all of our election stories on Fenton Patch.


11:45 a.m. - Fenton Township operations manager Tom Broecker said the official turnout in Fenton Township was around 72 percent. However, of the 12,800 registered voters, Broecker estimated 1,500 no longer live in the area, according to the post office, so the turnout was around 82 percent. The Township received 9,400 votes.

In 2008, there were 9,164 votes, a 76 percent turnout.

We will have more details when they become available.

12 p.m. - Fenton City Clerk Jennifer Naismith took the day off Wednesday and was unavailable for comment after a long election night. Full Fenton results were not posted by the Genesee County Clerk's office until around 4 a.m.

It appears Fenton was among the last to turn in Absentee Voter Ballots. There were 1,600 ballots that were processed almost entirely by hand by four people, and then driven to Flint.

More details will be posted when available.


6 a.m. - Fenton Patch reader Emily Shatz said she arrived at 6 a.m. at Lake Fenton High School and cast one of the first ballots.

6:40 a.m. - Fenton Patch reader John Kimble reports he arrived at St. John and was the 10th voter.

7 a.m. - Polls open

7:30 a.m. - A city of Fenton election worker reports the first hour is very busy a "little hectic." Voters have a 20 minute wait to vote.

8 a.m. - Don't forget to pick up your free donut after voting. Tim Horton's is offering a freebie today. You can also show you "I voted" sticker and get a free coffee at Gatsby Grind. 

8:30 a.m. - A total of 600 people had cast their ballot at Lake Fenton High School.

10 a.m. - 1,600 ballots had been cast at Lake Fenton High School.

10:30 a.m. - Fenton Patch reader Josh Hoover reports short lines for precincts 1 and 2 at  St. John Activity Center. He said 520 ballots had been cast between those two precincts.

10:45 a.m. - The parking lot is full at the  St. John Activity Center. People line up inside as well. Voters have about a 10-minute wait to vote.

11 a.m. - A total of 1,481 ballots have been cast in the city of Fenton, while 2,200 votes had been cast at Lake Fenton High School.

12 p.m. - Fenton Township Clerk Bob Krug said there was a minor argument between pro-life and pro-choice representatives, who were campaigning outside Lake Fenton High School.

12:45 p.m. - A total of 2,913 ballots had been cast at Lake Fenton High School. Precinct 3 has been the busiest with a 25 to 30 minute total vote time.

3 p.m. - A total of 3,723 ballots have been cast at Lake Fenton High School. Fenton Township operations manager Tom Broecker expects about 6,000 people to vote today. He said there were about 3,500 absentee ballots as well. There are around 12,800 registered voters in the Township, but he believes about 1,500 of them have moved.

5:30 p.m. - The voting line is starting to pick up in the city of Fenton, especially in precinct 4, where voters are into the hallway. Elections chairman Stanley Young said it has been steady all day, but starting to pick up. He greets voters with a smile and directs them to the correct precinct line.

6 p.m. - A total of 3,365 ballots have been cast in the city of Fenton. Precinct 2 has the most with 779, followen by precinct 4 with 659.

6:15 p.m. - Fenton Patch reader Adam McEwen reports he was ballot No. 1962 in precinct 5 in Fenton Township.

7 p.m. - Stacey Hanks reported Lake Fenton High School had a record turnout of voters, especially in precinct 3. "One of the greeters told us that it was a near 100 turnout!" she said.

8 p.m. - Polls are closed.

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These will be updated after the polls close at 8 p.m.


Fenton Township Supervisor Results Bonnie Mathis 6,404 Fenton Township Clerk Results Bob Krug 6,235 Fenton Township Treasurer Results John Tucker 6,157  Fenton Township Trustee (4 seats)
Results Mark Goupil 5,609 Robert Kesler 5,486 Vince Lorraine 5,270 Shaun Shumaker 5,388


Lake Fenton School Board Results Orlin P. Knuth




Mosquito Control Results Yes 6,693 No 1,973


Fenton Area Public Schools Board of Education (1 seat)
Results Sandra Mathews-Barnes
2,537 Dior Rushton
705 Drew M. Shapiro 3,056



Genesee County Commissioner, 6th District
Results Tony Brown, Republican



Jonathan Ettinger

* With 18 of 20 precincts counted.

State Representative, 51st District Results

Steven Losey, Democrat

15,729 Joseph Graves, Republican 18,176


Fenton Schools Bond Results Yes 4,145 No 4,740

You can also explore Michigan Election results and Genesee County Election results on Fenton Patch.

*All results are unofficial and provided by the Genesee County Clerk.

Renee Hard November 06, 2012 at 06:10 PM
We voted at 8:30 a.m. at St. John's in Fenton. The line moved quickly and the workers were helpful and polite.
Lenny Haise November 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
LF high - easy peezy lemon squeezy.
Becky Joe November 06, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Quick entrance and exit at Lake Fenton High School at about 4:15 p.m.
Jason Alexander November 07, 2012 at 02:32 PM
What do you think of the results?
Becky Joe November 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I'm Scared.


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