Trouble Voting In Oakland County? Submit A Voter Incident Report

August 10, 2018 - 8:24 am

PONTIAC (WWJ) - Members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will be reviewing problems related to Tuesday's primary elections.

Four commissioners, two Democrats and two Republicans, on Thursday were appointed to a new committee that will gather information and then provide recommendations for improving the election process.

More than 30 voting precincts ran out of ballots, causing some voters to wait until after 9 p.m. before they could vote. City and township clerks placed the blame on the county, saying they didn't order enough ballots.  

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown says a record turnout may have been a factor.

"There is no way that we ever could have dreamt that we would have such a high turnout in an August election in Oakland County. In fact, record-breaking in the 11th Congressional race. I love that people came out to vote ... I hate that people had to wait," she said. 

The county has created an online portal where voters can submit issues and concerns about to their experiences at the polls on election day. To access the portal, visit www.oakgov.com/boc.

Committee members include: Commissioners Tom J. Berman (R-Keego Harbor), Nancy Quarles (D-Southfield), Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Adam Kochenderfer (R-Rochester Hills).