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Primary Election Day In Metro Detroit: Get Out And Vote

August 07, 2018 - 6:25 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s time to make your voices heard: Tuesday is Election Day across metro Detroit.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday,  August 7, for voters to cast ballots for Governor, Congress, U.S. Senate and other state and local primary races. 

So what will be on the ballot?

In Wayne County, one of the most watched will be the battle for the 13th Congressional seat vacated by John Conyers. Voters in Dearborn consider sewer improvement bonds to reduce overflows into the Rouge River, while Grosse Isle Township is asking for a millage renewal for storm drain projects. Road improvement bond proposals are on the ballot in Garden City, Woodhaven and Canton Township, and city charter proposals are set for Detroit, Hamtramck and Wyandotte. Get complete information on Wayne County candidates and proposals and check results at this link. 

In Oakland County, Pontiac voters have three proposals on medical marijuana, including a total opt-out from any such facilities in the city. Public safety questions await voters today in Oak Park, Waterford Township along with Highland, Milford, Orion and White Lake Townships. Parks and recreation proposals are up in Farmington Hills and Bloomfield Township, while Berkley and Hazel Park schools have tax questions on the ballot. See a candidate list here, and complete information about Oakland County proposals and results at this link

In Macomb County, residents will select the two candidates who will vie to be the next county clerk, replacing Karen Spranger who was thrown out of office. Voters in Warren, Clinton Township and Harrison Township have public safety millage questions on the ballot, while Clinton Township voters will consider a road improvement millage. Voters in Eastpointe will decide a school millage renewal. See a Macomb County candidate list here. Information about proposals on the ballot in Macomb County are at this link. Check results from Macomb County at this link. 

All three counties will have to decide if they want to renew the SMART bus millage.

As a reminder, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says: Don't split your ticket. Each voter must choose to cast a ballot for only one party in the primary election. 

Coming up in the General Election in November, Michigan voters will then choose from a narrowed-down selection of two candidates for governor. Also in November, voters are expected to come out in force to weigh in on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.