Wayne County Elections 2012: Sitting Prosecutor, Sheriff, Clerk Take Lead as Results Trickle In

Wayne County voters elected a prosecuting attorney, clerk, sheriff and treasurer at the polls Tuesday, as well as five charter amendments.

6:00 AM: Wayne County results have been updated as of 3:45 a.m. in the table above -- the most recent results available from the county. Stick with Patch as results continue to be tallied.

8:10 PM: The polls have closed in Wayne County. Check back here on Patch for more news and results on election night.

While voters accross the state of Michigan will have their hands full deciding on who they want to serve as their next president and six ballot proposals, Wayne County voters will also have a number of countywide races and questions to grapple with.

Among those races are Wayne County prosecutor, sheriff and clerk, plus a number of seats on the 3rd Circuit Court.

The Wayne County Commission is also asking voters to approve five amendments to the County Charter.

Voter turnout is expected to be high in 2012. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent.

Stay with Patch as we update this article all day with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. 

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