Everything you need to know for the Primary Election

Posted at 7:47 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 14:34:05-04

The Michigan Primary Election is August 7, 2018.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. but don't worry, if you get there at 7:59 p.m. or, are still in line at that time, you will be able to still vote.

If you aren't sure where you are supposed to vote, click here to find your local polling place, precinct number and voter registration.

You won't need your Voter Registration Card when you head out to the polls, as long as you go to the correct place. Your name will be listed at your polling location and that will give you the green light to move ahead. However, you do need ID. Voters will be asked to present acceptable identification in order to vote. If you don't have a photo ID, you can still vote, however you have to sign an affidavit stating that you are not in possession of photo ID.

Acceptable forms of photo ID are:

  • 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 ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student ID with photo from high school or institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification with photo

Lastly, you can not bring a camera into the polling location. This includes still cameras or other recording features built into mobile phones. The ban on cameras applies to all voters, poll watchers and election workers.

A reminder, this primary is the first step in making a decision for the state's next Governor, races for U.S. Congress and Senate and ballot proposals and legislation.

News 10 will have your results online and on TV starting by 9 p.m. and live updates all evening.

Here are some links to help you with your decision:
Meet The Candidates on

Ballot Proposals

Click here for the full list of candidates

Here are some handy election tools:
Legislative Districts

Sample Ballot