Ballot Information for August 4 MI Primary

Ballot Information for August 4 MI Primary

August 4 is the date of the Michigan Primary. Information below is for the Aug 4 Primary.

You should apply for your absentee ballot if you want to get one. People are encouraged to vote absentee this year to maintain Covid-19 social distancing. You must be registered to receive an absentee ballot. Check below to confirm your registration if you are not sure.

You may register online through July 20. You may also request an absentee ballot online. If you are registered, you may vote in person at your clerk's office now and through the day of the election. When you receive your ballot in the mail, it is wise to return them as soon as possible.

This page covers contested primary races for Midland County, and US Representative District 4. It does not include information about any city (Midland, Coleman) or township offices. See for information on those. View ballots by precinct)

Contested Midland County Primary Races

There are two contested races for county offices on the Republican Primary ballot. They are for the Midland County Sheriff and the County Drain Commissioner. The Sheriff candidates are A.J. (Art) Beagle, Myron Greene, and Laura Lee (all Republican). The LWV of the Midland Area and Senior Services cosponsored a candidate forum with the three sheriff candidates. The forum is available on YouTube.  Additional questions were sent to the candidates after the program - click on the link below to see questions and answers. The Midland Daily News has also published an Q & A from the candidates. There are no Democratic candidates for sheriff, therefore the winner of the Primary will be the presumptive sheriff.

There are two Republican candidates for County Drain Commissioner: Jennifer B. Miller and Joe Sova  (both Republican).  The Midland Daily news published a Q & A from the candidates.  Calvin Wentworth (D) will run against the Primary winner in the general election in November. County residents will see candidate information on the Sheriff and Drain Commissioner races in

Some townships and cities (Midland, Coleman) may have contested races that will be decided in the primary. Use and the Michigan Voter Information Center to see your entire ballot, including text of County millage renewals.

U.S Representative District 4

Democratic Primary

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