Primary elections to take place Tuesday in Michigan

Tuesday is election day in Michigan, with voters casting ballots to determine the Republican and Democratic party nominees for offices such as congress, state representative, and some local county and municipal positions. Port Huron City Clerk  Cyndee Jonseck says those wishing to cast their ballot on Election Day will need to visit one of the city’s seven polling locations between the hours of 7am and 8pm. “We are taking some precautions this year to keep all of our election workers and voters safe,” said Jonseck. “All pens, voting stations, voting booths will be sanitized after each voter.”

Jonseck also says you still have options if you wish to vote by absentee ballot. Local clerk’s offices will hold special hours on Saturday for those wishing to obtain, return, or cast an absentee ballot prior to the election. Jonseck’s office inside the Municipal Office Center will be open from 8am to 4pm Saturday. She also says her office is ready to handle an influx of absentee ballots, with over 4000 residents so far requesting to vote absentee. That’s nearly four times more than the 2016 election.  That’s nearly four times more than the 2016 election. Those who already have an absentee ballot in their possession have until 8pm Tuesday to return it to the clerk’s office.