Washtenaw County May 2021 Special Election Results

May 4, 2021

Voter turnout was just over 18% in several local elections that took place in Washtenaw County on Tuesday. WEMU's Lisa Barry has the full story:


5,698 voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s elections according to Washtenaw County Elections Director Ed Golembiewski. Voters in Milan approved the Senior Services Millage Renewal and Restoration proposal overwhelmingly. The city is divided between Washtenaw County and Monroe County. The Washtenaw County side voted 369 to 90 in favor.

The Pittsfield Township Public Safety proposal was defeated by a total vote of 2385 in favor, 2835 against. The county elections director and Washtenaw County clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum could not recall a time in recent voter history where a township proposal failed.

The increase in voter turnout during this special election correlates with a sharp increase in absent voter ballots issued to voters who requested to be placed on their city/township’s “permanent absent voter list” over the course of the 2020 election cycle.

Pittsfield Township Public Safety Millage:

  •  Yes 45.69%
  •   No 54.31%

 Northville Schools Operating Millage Renewal:Washtenaw County Results 

  • Yes 70%
  • No 30%

  Oakland County Results:

  • Yes 81.15%
  • No 19.85%

 City of Milan Senior Services Millage Renewal and Restoration: Washtenaw County Results:

  • Yes 80.39%
  • No 19.61%

 Monroe County Results

  • TBD

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu