The Michigan Primary election to help determine which Republican and Presidential presidential candidates will advance in November is Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Live results from the race, which features President Joe Biden as the forerunner for the Democratic ballot and former President Donal Trump leading the Republican side, will be available as polls close.

The Tuesday Feb. 27 election is mostly for the presidential primary, however, some local ballot initiatives and millages are up for considerations throughout the state. Results will be posted for those as available.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. You have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m. You can also register to vote in-person with your clerk on election day.

The primary is a closed one, meaning voters must either opt for a ballot comprising solely Democratic or Republican candidates when either at the polls or voting absentee.

After Democratic majorities in Michigan’s legislature moved the presidential primary date to Feb. 27, Michigan Republicans shifted to a hybrid system of selecting presidential delegates, utilizing both a closed caucus of party officials and a public primary to select delegates. Republican voters in the Feb. 27 public primary will instead get to decide how 16 delegates are allocated. The closed caucus of internal delegates will allocate 39 of the 55 delegates the state party will send on to their national convention in August.

Who’s on my ballot?

On the Democratic side, voters can choose from President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota.

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Marianne Williamson, an author and speaker, will also appear on Michigan’s Democratic primary ballot despite dropping out of the race Feb. 7.

On the Republican side, there will be a slew of names on the ballot come election day, though only two are actually still in the running: former president Donald Trump and ex-U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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As with Williamson, candidates like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will still appear on Michigan’s Republican primary ballot since they dropped out of the race after Michigan’s printing deadline.

Where can I check if I’m registered to vote?

Michiganders can check online with the Department of State to see a number of things, including:

  • Whether they are registered to vote;
  • Where their nearest ballot drop boxes are;
  • Where their polling place is located, if voting in person, and;
  • Where their local clerk’s office is.

Local ballots and millages

In addition to determining the presidential candidate, there are many local ballot initiatives and millage proposals up for voting across the state of Michigan.


10 proposals on the ballot in the Grand Rapids area for Feb. 27 election

Voters in Kent, Ottawa counties asked to renew fire millages

Montcalm County voters asked to weigh in on $36.8M school bond, operating millage

Park Township voters to decide on renewing road repair tax

Kentwood Public Schools voters to decide fate of millage renewal on Feb. 27

Less than 1,000 voters cast ballot in first weekend of early voting in Kent, Ottawa counties


The local issues on the Washtenaw County ballots for Feb. 27 election

The local issues on the Jackson County ballots for Feb. 27 election


All the stories you need before voting in the Feb. 27 election in mid-Michigan

Here’s what to expect on Bay County ballots in February’s elections

Here’s what to expect on Saginaw County ballots during Feb. 27 election

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