Voter Turnout in Birmingham, Precinct by Precinct
Precinct 4, which votes at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, had the highest voter turnout in Birmingham at 82.9 percent.
The 2012 election is over, the final votes have been tallied and in Birmingham, two incumbents have been returned to the Birmingham Board of Education while a proposed amendment to the city charter has failed.
However, it was largely the big name issues — from picking a U.S. Senator to electing the president of the United States — that drew the biggest crowds to the polls. In total, 13,106 Birmingham residents cast a ballot on Tuesday, bringing this year's voter turnout to 78 percent. That's just about on par with the turnout during the 2008 presidential election, which came in at 79 percent.
Compared to the rest of Oakland County, meanwhile, Birmingham was just at or above average, joining the majority of the county which saw similiar 70-90 percent turnout rates, with the average hovering around 72 percent. Select areas, including precincts in Waterford and parts of Troy and Royal Oak, only had a 60-70 percent voter turnout.
But what was it like in your neck of the woods, and what percentage of your neighbors really voted on Tuesday? Here's a look at voter turnout, precinct by precinct, in Birmingham:
|Precinct||Where Is It?
(see accompanying map)
|Number of Registered Voters||Voter Turnout|
|1||West of Woodward, east of Quarton Lake, between Quarton and Maple||1,959||78.4%|
|2||North of Maple, between Woodward and North Eton||1,883||81%|
|3||East of North Eton, north of Maple||1,748||77.9%|
|4||West of Quarton Lake, between Raynale and Lincoln||1,942||82.9%|
|5||City's southwest corner, south of Maple, west of Larchlea, south of Lincoln, west of Birmingham Boulevard||1,845||81.5%|
|6||Between Maple and 14 Mile, between the Rouge Rivera and Henrietta||2,138||77.5%|
|7||West of Woodward, south of Frank Street, east of Henrietta||2,105||73%|
|8||Downtown; east of Woodward and south of Maple to Cole Street||1,729||73.7%|
|9||East of Woodward, south of Cole Street, east of South Eton||1,471||75%|
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