What you need to know for Primary Election Day

Vote Tuesday, Aug. 2

Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters across Macomb County will make their voices heard on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

“A great deal of attention has been focused on the presidential election, but many other important decisions are going to be made locally at the primary election as well,” said Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds Carmella Sabaugh.

On the partisan section of the ballot, voters will nominate candidates for congress, state representative, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, clerk / register of deeds, treasurer, public works commissioner and county commissioner. Township voters will select nominees for local township offices.

In the primary election, in the partisan section of the ballot, you may only vote in one party’s primary. You may not “split your ticket” and may not vote in both parties’ primaries. For example, you cannot vote for a Democratic candidate for one office and a Republican candidate for a different office. If you do so, the partisan section of your ballot will be spoiled.

“In several townships, the candidates who will be nominated at the primary have no opposition in November, which underscores the importance of participating in primary elections,” said Sabaugh.

On the nonpartisan section of the ballot, voters will choose non-incumbent circuit court candidates for the November general election. On the proposal section of the ballot, there are two countywide millage proposals. Local issues appear in Eastpointe, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Utica, Warren, Bruce and Washington.

“Please get out and vote on Aug. 2 and remember your vote is your voice,” said Sabaugh.

To view a list of candidates and ballot proposals, visit http://clerk.macombgov.org/Clerk-Elections.

To check your voter registration, find a polling location and view a sample ballot, visit https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/.

To download an absent voter ballot application, visit http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,8611,7-127-1633-21037–,00.html.

To see election results on Election Day, or to sign up for text alerts, visit http://clerk.macombgov.org/Clerk-Elections.

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