It's primary day in Michigan and that means you should be planning on voting today, but there are a few things you need to know before you head to the ballot.

The first and most important thing for every voter in Michigan is know where to go. You can find your polling location here. You can also find out what specific issues will be on your ballot there as well. You can also get polling and voting information from the SOS here.

The polls will be open from 7am to 8pm today, and as long as you're in line by 8pm you will be allowed to vote.

This is a primary, so that means you'll only be able to vote for candidates in one party. You will be able to vote on all the proposals on your ballot, but make sure when it comes to party elections, you only vote for the party you affiliate with.

You are not required to have your voter registration card on you, but it's always a good idea to take some sort of photo ID just in case.

Michigan is one of the states that does allow people who have been in prison to vote.

Do not bring any candidate propaganda to the polls today. Michigan does not allow election related materials at any polling place. That includes clothing, buttons and any other promotional materials.

Some of the big boxes on your ballot today will include voting for your party's candidate for Governor. US and Michigan House and Senate seats, and Genesee County will have the following items for you to vote on.

  • Genesee County Commissioner (8th District)
  • Circuit Court 7th District Judge
  • Genesee County Arts, Education, and Cultural Enrichment Initiative
  • Millage renewal for MSU extension services
  • MTA millage renewal proposal.

There are many other local issues that you will vote on, depending on where you vote. If you would like to find a personalized ballot, you can find it here.

If you still have questions you can call your county clerk with any problem you may have. Just as a last reminder, check out the voting video that Mlive put together below.


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