Here’s everything you need to know about the March 10 presidential primary

Huron Hub file photo

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Feb. 11, 2020

The first election of 2020 will be a presidential primary election on March 10, and during this election, a new law that went into effect in 2018 could potentially make voting easier for thousands of registered voters.

The law passed in 2018 allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in this year’s elections, including the March 10 presidential primary. You also no longer need a reason to vote absentee.

That means no more standing in line at the polls, if that’s your wish.

The updated look of the absentee ballots for the March 10 primary. (Photo/Huron Township Clerk)

There will be a total of 19 candidates on the primary ballot — 15 Democrats, current President Donald J. Trump, and three other Republicans.

In Wayne County, there will be a renewal of the Wayne County Art Institute Authority Millage to fund the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Here is some important March 10 election day info:

Requests for mailed absentee ballots must be turned in by 5 p.m. on March 6 to the clerk’s office (that’s the Friday before the election).

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot in person at the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on March 9 (the night before the election).

Voters then have until 8 p.m. March 10 to return their signed completed ballot back to the clerk’s office.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. if you prefer to vote at your local precinct. If you are standing in line at 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

The Secretary of State’s Michigan voting information website has a lot of useful information for voters.

You can view you sample ballot for the March 10 election at this link.

Here is Huron Township’s election information website.




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