Need to Know: Michigan Presidential Primary is Today

Nothing on the ballot for Bloomfield Township or Bloomfield Hills residents except partisan primary.


Voting in today's presidential primary? Polls open at 7 a.m. and will be staffed until closing at 8 p.m. Here's a rundown of what you'll need to know.

Where to go?

Bloomfield Township

All 32 polling precincts in the township will be open and staffed for the day. For a map and comprehensive list of Bloomfield Township polling precincts, consult the attached PDF, or visit the clerk's website. Sample ballots by respective precincts are also available here.

Bloomfield Hills


What you'll need

Every Michigan voter who votes at the polls must show picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.  A ballot cannot be issued unless the voter displays picture identification or signs the affidavit.In the absence of either document, a voter may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:

  • 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 with photo.


General information

Whether you vote absentee or in person, here's what you need to know going into the Feb. 28 presidential primary.

  • Voters must be registered with their respective municipality at least 30 days prior to the election. They must also be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and a resident of Bloomfield Township or Bloomfield Hills for at least 30 days.
  • Voters need to bring their photo identification to the polls. If they do not have one, they will be asked to complete an affidavit.
  • There will be at least two ballot styles: Republican and Democrat, and voters will have the option to choose. They must do so in writing and will indicate their ballot style on the Application to Vote.
  • The ballot style selection (Democrat or Republican) will be recorded in Michigan's Qualified Voter File for 22 months, and will be available via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • No further absentee ballots will be issued, but all polling locations will accept completed absentee ballots until 8 p.m.
  • Results will be posted both on the Township clerk's website and the Oakland County Clerk's Office website as they become available after 8 p.m. Check back with Bloomfield Patch for a full round-up tonight.


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