Technical difficulties delay county’s election results

November 5, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — Technical difficulties at the county clerk’s office delayed Tuesday’s election results, and many precincts reported delays due to write-in candidates.

Final results were not totaled until after midnight, and write-in totals had to be computed manually and were not available.

Voter turnout was high in the midterm election with 8,387 voters out of 19,191 registered voters casting ballots, representing nearly 44 percent.

Final results in contested races

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Republican- Rick Snyder/Brian Nelson Calley 4,999

Democrat- Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown 3,045

Secretary of State

Republican – Ruth Johnson 5,048

Democrat – Godfrey Dillard 2,602

Attorney General

Republican – Bill Schuette 5,108

Democrat – Mark Totten 2,485

US Senator

Republican – Terri Lynn Land 4,190

Democrat – Gary Peters 3,514

Representative in Congress – 2nd District

Republican – Bill Huizenga 5,175

Democrat – Dean Vanderstelt 2,632

State Senator – 34th District

Republican – Goeff Hansen 5,641

Democrat – Cathy Forbes 2,561

Representative in State Legislature – 100th District

Republican – Jon Bumstead 5,106

Democrat – Mark Edmund Balcom 2,945

Road Commissioner

Republican – Allen Blohm 5,707

Write-In – Walter A. Wheeler results unavailable

County Commissioner – 4th District

Republican – Andrew Sebolt 568

Write-In – Larry Van Sickle results unavailable

Village of Hesperia


Louis J. Nemastil 71

Jim Smith 61

Write-in – JR Derks results unavailable


Carol Godrey Kochans 95

Mike Farber 80

Doris J. DeLong 64

Brett Kraley 53

Village of Shelby Trustee

William P. Harris 316

Daniel T. Zaverl 223

Mary Lulich 215

Richard Setlak 135

John Heykoop 113

Hart Public Schools

Jeff Gebhart 1,571

Chad Coker 1,321

Robert Fong 1,075

Margaret Wittman 1,026

Jack P. Wittman 977

Pentwater Public Schools

Jennifer Adams 741

Paul Wagner 699

Larry Doran 604

Gregory Green 410

Shelby Public Schools

Ruth A. Myers 1,432

Steven Vinke 1,295

Leon Kay 1,103

Craig A. Sawyer 949


Yes 3,951

No 3,905


No 4,801

Yes 2,995


Yes 325

No 113


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