The Calhoun County Clerk’s Office has announced that the November 6 local election results have now been certified as official.

Terri Loew, Calhoun County's Election Specialist from the Clerk’s Office, says that turnout was wide ranging, from a high of 72.45 percent in Marshall Township’s Precinct 2 to 28 percent in Battle Creek’s Precinct 18; county-wide, the average voter turnout was 51.74 percent. Compare that to the last midterm election in 2014, when the turnout county-wide was just 37.7 percent.

So far, one recount has been requested; in Albion’s Precinct 1, Council Member Candidate and Incumbent Maurice Barnes Jr. has asked for a recount to be held as he is behind by 17 votes to challenger Donnie Brewer.

For most races, recount petitions need to be filed by 5pm Wednesday, November 21 with the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office. School Board and KCC Trustee candidates have until Monday to file. Once the State Board of Canvassers certifies the state level races, those candidates will have 48 hours to file for a recount.

The full results of the 2018 midterm election can be found here.