AUG. 2 PRIMARY: Everything you need to know before hitting the polls

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Michigan voters will be faced with some lengthy ballots in Tuesday’s primary election with a lot of key decisions to make, and in Ingham County, Clerk Barb Byrum said, she expects turnout to be high.

“There is a lot of engagement that we’re seeing now, with both of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions recently, people are very engaged and their mind is at their future.”

During the last presidential primary election, Byrum said the county saw record turnout. Some municipalities actually ran out of ballots, so this time around they’re prepared.

“I expect us to have sufficient number of ballots in Ingham County.. I know most of my municipal clerks ordered for 100 percent, Or very close to so all qualified registered voters should have the opportunity to vote,” Byrum said. “If we do run out of ballots, it’s OK we do have accommodations in that event.”

In Ingham County, voters will decide between six candidates running for prosecutor, where they’ll narrow in on one Democrat and one Republican. There’s also a new millage and a couple of millage renewals. In Eaton County, voters will consider four candidates, all fighting for the sheriff’s position.

If you plan to cast your vote Tuesday, but aren’t sure what will be on the ballot, 6 News has you covered. From Ingham County to Livingston County, click here for a complete list of links that will show you what your ballot will look like, depending on where you live.

And before you head out the door, make sure you have a photo ID.

“If people do not have photo identification on them, they still may vote. You’ll have to sign an affidavit that they are who they say they are and then they can vote,” Byrum said. “There vote will be counted just like all the others.”

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. Tuesday morning until 8 p.m. at night.

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