5 Things To Know About Tuesday's Presidential Primary
Just a day left before Michigan voters go to the polls with the possibility of having a big impact in the GOP race.
The attack ads, robocalls and whirlwind campaign visits across Michigan culminate in the Michigan Presidential Primary Tuesday. Look here for a full rundown of voting information in Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township, and keep checking back with Patch for updates along the campaign trail as candidates make their final push around the state today.
Here's a quick recap of five things you'll need to know about tomorrow:
- When: Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Where: Your local precinct polling site. City Hall or the Congregational Church of Birmingham if you live in Bloomfield Hills. A map and comprehensive list of Bloomfield Township polling precincts is attached here as a PDF.
- Absentee voting: Available at your municipal building until 4 p.m. today, or by mail if requested. Ballots will be accepted at any polling precinct on Tuesday.
- Party choice: Any registered voter can vote in either party's presidential primary (President Obama is the only Democratic choice, aside from "Uncommitted.") Under a state law signed last October, each voter's choice of party -- not private candidate preference -- remains on a public record in Lansing for 22 months. The choice has no bearing on how anyone can vote Nov. 6 in the general election.
- Republican delegates: Thirty will be allocated according to each candidate's proportional share of votes. To be nominated Aug. 29 in Tampa, a candidate needs 1,114 delegates. So far, Romney has 105 delegates; Rick Santorum 71; Newt Gingrich 29; and Ron Paul 18.