Preparing to vote at the last minute can feel daunting. We've got your shame-free, last-minute voter guide to get you through Primary Day. Photo via Shutterstock.
Preparing to vote at the last minute can feel daunting. We've got your shame-free, last-minute voter guide to get you through Primary Day. Photo via Shutterstock.

From candidate research to rides to the polls, PPE and required ID, here’s the details you need for Tuesday.

MICHIGAN — The Aug. 4 Primary Election across the state will be a major test of Michigan’s ability to maintain a safe and secure electoral environment come November. 

Already, record amounts of Michiganders are casting absentee ballots

We have all the last-minute information you need to ensure you get your ballot to the box, however you decide to cast it.

How do I make sure I’m registered to vote?

Check your registration status and polling place location on the Michigan.gov Voter Information Center.

I’m not registered to vote. Can I still vote in the Aug. 4 election?

Yes! Visit this website for more information from the State of Michigan about registering when you arrive to vote. Military any overseas Michiganders should use this link instead.

What identification do I need to bring with me to cast my vote?

Michigan requires an acceptable form of photo identification to cast a vote, however, your ID does not have to have your address.

If you do not have a photo ID, you can still vote, but you must sign an affidavit. Click here for more information.

How do I find my polling place?

Click here to find your assigned polling location. Remember, if you moved and did not update your voter registration, your polling place may be in your old neighborhood.

How can I get a ride to the polls?

It may be easiest to rely on friends and family members if you’re trying to get to the polls before they close on Tuesday. In Michigan, it is illegal for individuals and groups to purchase transportation for others to the polls.

I-Ride is offering Mt. Pleasant residents free rides to the polls. Call 989-779-5361 for additional information.

I forgot my mask! Where can I find one?

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highly encourages masks to be worn, but they are not required inside polling precincts.

If you prefer to wear a mask as you cast your vote, ask the volunteers at your polling place for a disposable mask you can use while inside.

I have no idea who’s on my ballot. Where can I find more information?

The State of Michigan has sample ballots online. Click here and fill in your information to view your local sample ballot.

I lost my absentee ballot. What do I do?

If you requested an absentee ballot but can’t find it, you can still vote in person at your local clerk’s office Monday, or at your assigned polling place on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

I mailed by absentee ballot already. How can I see if it’s been received?

Click here to track the status of your absentee ballot.

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