How to vote in Michigan's primary election
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
Not sure who you want to vote for just yet? Here are some of our voter guides:
And if you want the opinion of our Editorial Board, here are our endorsements:
- Governor: Calley and Whitmer
- GOP US Senate: John James
- For Congress
- Wayne County state Senate
- Macomb County state Senate
- Oakland County state Senate
- Wayne County state House
- Macomb County state House
- Oakland County state House
- SMART millage proposal
Be sure to come back to DetroitNews.com for complete primary election coverage on Tuesday, August 7.