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Michigan Primary: Voter Guide, candidates and proposals

The Michigan Primary Election is one week from today.

Watch the video above as we break down some of the top races and measures you'll see on the ballot August 7th.

Voters will narrow down a long list of candidates running for office and vote on a few local proposals.

Michigan does have a voter identification requirement at the polls.

Voters are asked to present an acceptable photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card.

Please note that voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still can vote.

They simply sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of a photo ID.

Their ballots are included with all others and counted on Election Day.

The following types of photo ID are acceptable:

  • Michigan driver's license or state-issued ID card
  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo

The ID does not need your address.

It's important to remember, in the primary, you cannot split your ticket.

Voters can only cast their ballot for one political party.

To view a sample of your ballot, click here.

There are several proposals you'll see on your ballot depending on where you live.

In Ingham County, you'll be asked to increase property taxes to construct a new jail, sheriff's department, and court building.

You could also see a question surrounding the Capital Area District Library. It's asking to renew it's annual tax to continue funding operations.

In East Lansing, you'll vote yes or no on a proposed income tax whether you live or work in the city.

Haslett, Williamston, and Stockbridge Public Schools all have millage proposals on the ballot.

The deadline to submit, by mail, an absent voter ballot application (PDF) by 2:00 PM on August 4, 2018.

To find a polling location in Lansing, head to the city of Lansing's website.

In Jackson, there are several millage proposals on the ballot.

To see those, head to the Jackson County Clerk's website.


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