Only registered voters can participate in Tuesday's primary election. If you are planning to participate, here's what you need to know: 

Here is what voters need to know:

  • The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your voting location here.
  • Voters should present photo identification, such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. Voters without such ID can sign a brief affidavit stating they don't possess a photo ID, which will allow them to vote and have their ballots counted.
  • In the primary, voters must keep their votes to a single party column — either the Democratic, Republican or Libertarian races. Voters aren't allowed to "split their tickets" or cast "straight-party" votes.
  • Voters who still have absentee ballots must turn in their ballots in person to their local clerk's office.
  • Voters are banned from wearing or displaying election-related materials at the polls, including clothing, buttons, stickers, pamphlets and fliers. They also can't have them within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. 
  • Voters are banned from using video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices at the polls. 

Find information about your voting status and absentee ballot here.

Source: Michigan Secretary of State’s Office

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Be sure to come back to for complete primary election coverage on Tuesday, August 7. 

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