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Primary election: you can't vote across party lines

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Polls close at 8 p.m. 

You can look up your sample ballot and confirm your polling location on the Michigan Secretary of State's website.

Remember that in primaries, you have to stick to a single party in partisan races -— you can't cross columns to select candidates from multiple parties.

 

GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY

Nine people are running to become Michigan's next governor as current Gov. Rick Snyder is being term-limited out. 

 

THE DEMOCRATS

Former Detroit Health Department Director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former Michigan Sen. Gretchen Whitmer and businessman Shri Thanedar, Ph.D, are the choices on the ticket.

 

THE LIBERTARIANS

Businessman Bill Gelineau and John Tater, a veteran and former teacher are both looking for a win.

 

THE REPUBLICANS

Voters will choose the Republican nominee from Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck, Dr. Jim Hines and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

 

U.S. CONGRESS

Incumbent Debbie Stabenow is unchallenged in the Democratic primary for her U.S. Senate seat, but two Republicans, former combat pilot John James and businessman Sandy Pensler, are battling it out to be the man to face her in the general election.

 

BALLOT QUESTION

Voters in most U.P. counties have county-wide ballot issues to decide.  Click here for the details.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The midterm general election is scheduled for Nov. 6.

In addition to the gubernatorial election, voters will decide on two ballot questions: one regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana and the other on the creation of an independent commission to draw legislative district lines.


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