Michigan Primary Vote: What you need to know before heading to the polls

Before voting in the Michigan primary on Feb. 27, 2024, there are several important things you need to know:

  1. Voter Registration Status: Ensure that you are registered to vote in Michigan and that your registration information is up to date. You can check your voter registration status online through the Michigan Secretary of State’s website or by contacting your local clerk’s office.
  2. Polling Location: Find out where your designated polling place is located. You can typically find this information on your voter registration card, or you can use the Michigan Voter Information Center website to locate your polling location based on your address.
  3. Voter ID Requirements: Familiarize yourself with Michigan’s voter identification requirements. While Michigan does not require photo identification to vote, you will need to present an acceptable form of identification, such as a Michigan driver’s license, state-issued ID card, or other acceptable forms of identification listed by the Michigan Secretary of State.
  4. Voting Hours: Know the voting hours for your polling location. Polling hours in Michigan generally run from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM local time, but there may be variations, so it’s essential to verify the specific hours for your precinct.
  5. Candidates and Issues: Research the candidates running for office in the primary election and familiarize yourself with their platforms and positions on key issues. Additionally, be aware of any ballot proposals or local initiatives that will be on the ballot.
  6. Absentee Voting Options: If you are unable to vote in person on Election Day, explore absentee voting options available to you. Michigan allows no-excuse absentee voting, meaning you can request an absentee ballot without providing a reason. Make sure to request your absentee ballot early to ensure sufficient time for processing and return.
  7. Election Assistance: If you have any questions or need assistance related to voting, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local clerk’s office or the Michigan Secretary of State’s office for guidance and support.
  8. Local Election Results:  Berrien County   Cass County   

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