Unofficial election results are final at 9:58 pm. Election results will be posted as they are reported to the Montcalm County Clerk's Office on election night. Since the polls are open until 8 pm we do not expect any results to be posted prior to 9 pm. Please keep in mind that the Election Managers must drive their results to the Montcalm County Clerk's office in Stanton before they are posted to the internet. For outlying area's there is a substantial amount of travel time.
Results are available for inspection in two formats. The first report will be a Precinct report. This report breaks down vote totals for each race by precinct. All tally's for each race in Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will be listed, then Central Montcalm, etc. On Election Night only those precincts that have reported will appear on the report.
The second report will be a Summary report. This report shows accumulative totals district-wide for every race on every ballot. If you are watching particular races, this is the report you will want. A total of 34 precincts will be reporting results. The last link on this page is a Precincts Reported page. This is merely a spreadsheet indicating which precincts have reported and the time they arrived at the County Clerk's Office. If a precinct appears on this sheet then their results are in the accumulative totals on the Summary Report. Current results can be found every few minutes by refreshing this page on election night.
Please note: Write-In totals that are reported on the reports are not necessarily associated with any particular write-in candidate. The write-in totals reported are for every write-in oval that was marked on the ballots, regardless of whether voters voted for a declared write-in candidate or not. The Board of Canvassers will determine how many valid write-in votes each declared candidate received.
Questions & Concerns
When all precincts have reported and unofficial results are final on election night, a notice will be posted to the website stating such.
Should you experience problems with this website or have questions regarding the totals you may call 989-831-7339 for assistance.