It's Election Day!
All across Michigan, voters are heading to the polls to cast ballots in national, state and local races. Before you head to your polling place in Macomb Township, take a look at this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to successfully exercise your constitutional right.
All polls are open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Know Where You're Headed
Your precinct may have changed due to redistricting. Use this chart to find your polling precinct in Macomb Township. If you are unsure of your precinct number, use the Publius guide above.
Bring Photo ID
Michigan voters are required to show photo ID, either a driver's license or state issued ID, at the polls. If you forget, or do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can still vote, but must sign a brief affidavit stating that you're not in possession of a photo ID.
Other forms of ID that will be accepted include:
- Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo, from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
- Tribal identification card with photo
No photos at polls
The use of video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices is prohibited in the polls when they are open for voting. This ban includes still cameras and other recording features built into many cell phones and applies to all voters, challengers, poll watchers and election workers.
No displaying election materials at the polls
This includes clothing and buttons as well as material such as pamphlets, fliers and stickers. You may not display such items in the polling place or within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place.
Not necessary to vote entire ballot
You are not required to vote the entire ballot. Skipping sections of the ballot does not invalidate your ballot.
- Voting a straight party ticket: If you vote straight party, there is no need to vote again for any individual candidate in the party column. However, if you do vote straight party and then vote for an individual candidate in that same party, it will not invalidate your vote for that candidate.
- Split-ticket voting: You may "split" your ticket, which means you may vote for candidates of different parties. Voters must be careful not to vote for more candidates than are allowed in specific races.
Check Your Ballot
Macomb Township voters can expect to receive a double-sided ballot when they arrive at the polls.
Use the form at the top of the page to find your ballot and familiarize yourself with the races and proposals to avoid any surprises when you arrive at the polls. Want more specifics on the candidates and proposals? Check Patch's Voter Guide.
Stay with Patch for Updates and Results
Patch will be traveling throughout the township today to check out turnout, talk with voters at the polls and provide results as soon as they are available. Keep this link handy to follow local, state and national results out of Macomb Township.
You can make our coverage that much better by keeping Patch posted on your experience at the polls, too. See a line out the door at your precinct? Snap a photo and send it to email@example.com or text it to 586-764-3791. Voting machines not working? Let us know! You can also fill us in and follow the experiences of your neighbors on our Facebook page and Twitter.
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