It's Election Day!
All across Michigan, voters are heading to the polls to cast ballots in national, state and local races. Before you head to your polling place in Brighton or Brighton Township, take a look at this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to successfully exercise your constitutional right.
All polls are open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Know Where You're Headed
Your precinct may have changed due to redistricting. Click here to find your polling precinct in Macomb Township. If you are unsure of your precinct number, use the Publius guide above.
Bring Photo ID
Michigan voters are required to show photo ID, either a driver's license or state issued ID, at the polls. If you forget, or do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can still vote, but must sign a brief affidavit stating that you're not in possession of a photo ID.
Other forms of ID that will be accepted include:
- Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo, from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
- Tribal identification card with photo
Check Your Ballot
Some voters can expect to receive a double-sided ballot when they arrive at the polls.
Use the form at the top of the page to find your ballot and familiarize yourself with the races and proposals to avoid any surprises when you arrive at the polls. Want more specifics on the candidates and proposals? Check Patch's Voter Guide.
Stay with Patch for Updates and Results
Patch will be traveling throughout the city and township today to check out turnout, talk with voters at the polls and provide results as soon as they are available. Keep this link handy to follow local, state and national results out of the City of Brighton and Brighton Township.
You can make our coverage that much better by keeping Patch posted on your experience at the polls, too. See a line out the door at your precinct? Snap a photo and send it to email@example.com or text it to 517-488-5886. Voting machines not working? Let us know! You can also fill us in and follow the experiences of your neighbors on our Facebook page and Twitter.