Polling places across most of Michigan close at 8 p.m. EST, wrapping up the August primaries on Tuesday to decide which Republican candidate will emerge from a crowded precinct. to face Governor Gretchen Whitmer this fall along with several hotly contested congressional and state legislators. fight.
Hundreds of thousands of Michigan voters returned absentee ballots before Election Day, and by Tuesday morning, more than a million absentee ballots had been received by election officials across the state, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
Absentee ballots will not be returned until 8 p.m. Tuesday. In-person polling stations also closed later, but those in line before 8 p.m. were still able to vote.
Although voting closes at 8 p.m. EST, much of the state, voting in four Michigan counties in the Central Time Zone — Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron and Menominee counties — is still underway in a single session. more hours.
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Once the polls are over and the election officer completes the absentee count, you can follow the unofficial results at Freep.com by visiting the homepage or click this link.
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Whitmer ran in the Democratic primary, making the Republican primary the only statewide contest on the ballot.
Voters also weigh in in the congressional and state legislative primaries Tuesday. While Michigan is home to a number of competing seats, Tuesday’s preliminary is likely to determine who will represent voters in several safe Democratic and Republican districts.
Election results and results are reported when the election officer completes the processing and informal counting of votes. In the coming weeks, the county censorship panel of two Democrats and two Republicans will review election documents, sign the vote totals and certify the results for races with all votes. in the county. They have two weeks to get the job done.
The state board of elections then meets to certify statewide contests and elections that cross county boundaries. The State Council of Canvassers – which also includes two Democrats and two Republicans – must convene by August 22 to determine the result of the election.
Clara Hendrickson fact-checked Michigan issues and politics as a crew member with Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. Tax-deductible contributions to support her work at bit.ly/freepRFA. Contact her at email@example.com or 313-296-5743. Follow her on Twitter @clarjanehen.