Feb. 27 Primary Election Information

Feb. 2024 Presidential Primary Election Information

The Michigan Presidential Primary election is Tuesday, February 27, 2024. 

**** Early Voting is in effect starting with the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary!

In 2024, Michigan voters will be asked to cast their ballots during 3 major elections. For the first time ever this February, all voters will be given the opportunity to cast their ballot early in-person for 9 full days prior to each major election.

Early Voting sites will be operating across the county to accommodate those voters who wish to cast and have their ballot counted in-person before Election Day. Northfield Township is partnering with the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office to provide early voting services.

Northfield Twp. voters may visit either of the two Early Voting sites below from February 17 - February 25 between 9:00am - 5:00pm to cast their vote prior to the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary:

  • Scio Township Hall, 827 N Zeeb Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103OR
  • Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

Please note that more traditional methods of casting a ballot, such as voting absentee or voting in-person on Election Day, are still available. For more information on Election Day or Absentee Voting, please visit Michigan.gov/Vote or the Northfield Township Clerk's Office.

**** Feb. 27, 2024 is a PRIMARY election.  A primary election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before an election for office. When voting during a Primary Election, you may only vote for candidates from ONE PARTY. 

To save you time at the polls, it is a good idea to review the ballot prior to election day. SAMPLE BALLOTS are available at the Township office and on-line at michigan.gov/vote.

**** Absent Voter (AV) ballots are available through the Township Clerk's office beginning January 18th.Voters on the permanent ballot mailing list who have selected to automatically receive ballots for each election have been mailed a Ballot Selection Form.  Permanent Ballot Voters must decide whether they would like to receive a Republican Ballot, a Democratic Ballot or a Local Only Ballot, then sign and return the Ballot Selection Form to the Clerk's office in order to receive their ballot.  **Please note, the only Local Proposal for this election is for those residents within the South Lyon School District.**  Individuals on the permanent ballot list who prefer NOT to vote in this primary election should write under the ballot options that they wish to not vote in this election, and return their signed ballot selection form.  Choosing not to vote in the February 2024 primary election will not remove you from the permanent ballot mailing list.  Ballots will still be mailed for future elections.Voters on the permanent application mailing list who have chosen to receive a ballot application for each election will receive the AV Ballot Application as usual with the ballot options listed.  Permanent Application Voters must decide whether they would like to receive a Republican Ballot, a Democratic Ballot or a Local Only Ballot, then sign and return the AV Ballot Application to the Clerk's office in order to receive their ballot.   **Please note, the only Local Proposal for this election is for those residents within the South Lyon School District.** 

AV Ballot Deadlines:

  • 5:00pm – Friday, Feb. 23rd Deadline to request an absentee ballot
  • 5:00pm – Friday, Feb, 23rd:  Deadline to spoil a returned absentee ballot with written request.
  • 4:00pm – Monday, Feb. 26th:  Deadline for electors who have lost or not yet received their absentee ballot in the mail to spoil their absent voter ballot and receive a new one in the clerk’s office. (Must vote in-house when receiving a new ballot on this day.)
  • 8:00pm – Tuesday, Feb. 27th:  People registering to vote on election day may obtain and vote an absent voter ballot in person in the clerk’s office or vote in person in the proper precinct.

When mailing your ballot, please allow adequate time for mail delivery.  We CANNOT accept Post Marks as your ballot submission date.  Ballots received after 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 CANNOT BE TABULATED.We now have a designated drop box just for election ballots.  Look for the red, white and blue ballot box along the entryway to the Northfield Township Public Safety Building (8350 Main St., Whitmore Lake). 

****General Michigan Election Information can be found on-line at michigan.gov/vote or on the Township Clerk's Office page.