Presidential primary information

Michigan will hold a Presidential Primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The last day to register to vote for this election is Jan. 30. If you are not already registered, you can do so at your local municipal clerk’s office or any Secretary of State office.

Under state law adopted in 2011, this is a closed primary. Voters must choose either a Republican Party or Democratic Party ballot in order to participate. The ballot you choose will include only the candidates of the party you select.

The Republican ballot will list the following choices: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Fred Karger, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and uncommitted. (Bachmann and Cain have withdrawn from the race.) The Democratic ballot will list Barack Obama and uncommitted.

To view a sample ballot online or for links to each candidate’s Website, go to

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