It’s decision time for Michigan Republicans and Democrats as they pick most of their candidates today for the November ballot.
The most interesting race may be the contests for governor. The Republicans have four candidates and the Democrats have three who want to succeed Rick Snyder, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
Also on the ballot are candidates for Congress, the Michigan Legislature, county boards and a range of tax requests by counties, school districts and other local units.
1. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To confirm your polling place, you can look online at www.michigan.gov/vote, which part of the Michigan Secretary of State’s election website.
2. You must choose between voting in the Democratic, Republican or Libertarian primary.
Michigan does not require party registration to participate in a primary, but voters can only vote for candidates in one party.
Proposals will be on all ballots.
3. Need a voter’s guide? You can click here to preview your ballot options and research issues and candidates.
Information on all state and federal races and many of Michigan’s county and local races are now available on MLive via Vote411.org – the election-information website run by the League of Women Voters.
4. Bring a photo identification to your polling place.
You don’t need your voter’s registration card, but you should bring a photo ID.
Acceptable IDs include driver’s license; state-issued ID card; ID issued by another state; federal or state-issued photo ID; U.S. passport; military ID; student ID or tribal ID card with photo.
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.
5. Return to MLive.com tonight for election results.
MLive will be providing live coverage tonight as the election results come in.