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Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in districts holding special elections tomorrow

Polls in four Michigan districts holding special primary elections tomorrow, March 1, will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for in-person voting. Voters with an absentee ballot must return it to their clerk's office or secure ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted.

"Casting a ballot in these special election primaries is an important step in ensuring your community has a voice in government," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. "A thriving democracy requires an informed and engaged electorate and I encourage every eligible citizen in a community with an election tomorrow to participate."

Special election primaries will be held in the following House districts:

  • 15th in Wayne County
  • 36th in Macomb County
  • 43rd in Oakland County
  • 74th in Kent County

Eligible citizens who have not registered to vote can do so and cast their ballot in one trip at their city or township clerk's office until 8 p.m. on Election Day. To register, they must bring a document verifying residency, such as a utility bill. Digital copies of residency documents are acceptable.

The March 1 special election primary will determine the candidates to fill partial terms for the vacated seats in the respective districts, meaning those elected in the May 3 special general election will serve through Dec. 31, 2022. The seats to be filled will represent districts based on the district maps that have been in effect since the prior state redistricting took place after the 2010 census.

Primaries and general elections for the next term, beginning Jan. 1, 2023, and based on the new district maps from the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, will be held in August and November of this year.

Voters in districts holding special elections can view a sample ballot, find their polling place and get more election information at

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