Find out where to vote and what you'll need to bring for Tuesday's primary.
On Tuesday, residents of Berkley and Huntington Woods will get the opportunity to cast their votes in the presidential primary. Republican voters will have the chance to vote for which candidate should represent the party in the 2012 presidential elections. Democrats also have the chance to vote, though President Barack Obama will be the only name on the Democratic ballot. This primary will be conducted as a "closed" primary, which means voters must request a particular party's ballot at the polls. However, that does not mean voters have to be registered with a specific party affiliation; it just means that voters must indicate whether they want a Republican or Democratic ballot for this primary only. This rule doesn't apply to the …
To cut down on 'voter mischief', the Michigan Secretary of State will make voter ballot preferences available to the public after the primary.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Michigan Secretary of State has announced that voters' ballot selections will be available for public review after the 2012 February primary elections. While voters' candidate selections won't be shared, their party preference will be. According to a Detroit News story, "unlike in other states, Michigan voters don't have to declare a party affiliation when they register. But releasing ballot preferences in this year's presidential primaries is the closest Michiganians come to publicly picking a party, and that makes some uncomfortable." Some say the measure is an effort to cut down on Democrats voting in both the caucuses and the Michigan Presidential Primary of Republican candidates. Do you think your party preference in the February…