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RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE IN AUGUST 5TH PRIMARY

Voters statewide will head to the polls August 5th to decide primary races and ballot questions.

Because this is a primary, voters are reminded that they can only cast votes within one party.  Casting votes in a partisan primary for both Republican and Democratic candidates invalidates the partisan section of the primary ballot.  Nonpartisan offices and proposals will appear after the partisan section of the ballot.

POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M. AND CLOSE 8:00 P.M.


VOTER ID REMINDER
Voters will be asked to provide identification when they visit the polls on Election Day.  Voters will be asked to present valid photo ID, such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card.  Anyone who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still may vote.  They will be required to sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of photo ID.  Their ballots will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.

VOTERS MAY NOTICE NEW TEXT ON BALLOT APPLICATION
Voters may notice a small change on their ballot application, both at the polls and if they are absentee voters.  Under Michigan law, by signing the application, the voter certifies that he or she is a U.S. citizen.  The revised application forms also remind voters that they must be citizens in order to vote.