Primaries (and special election) for August 7, 2018. Choose one for an overview and results:
Michigan polls close at 8:00 PM local time. All but a lightly-populated portion of the Upper Peninsula is in the Eastern Time Zone. Reload this page for the latest live results.
Michigan Gubernatorial Primaries
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is termed-out and forecasters see the November election as a toss-up. Four Republicans and three Democrats are battling for their respective party's nomination. Gretchen Whitmer appears to be the frontrunner among the Democrats, with Bill Schuette leading on the GOP side.
Michigan Senate Primary
Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow is unopposed. She will meet the winner of the Republican primary between two businessmen, John James and Sandy Pensler. James was endorsed by President Trump in late July. Regardless of which Republican prevails, Stabenow will start out the favorite. She has had a double-digit advantage in recent polling.
Michigan House Primaries
The state's 8th and 11th districts are considered toss-ups this fall. The 1st, 6th and 7th districts are likely Republican, but could be in play with the right nominee and political environment. The remaining nine seats of the Michigan U.S. House delegation are not considered competitive. Of the 11 incumbents running, only Mike Bishop (MI-08) has a contested primary; he is expected to prevail.
There will be two primaries for the safely Democratic 13th district that was vacated late last year by John Conyers. Voters will be asked to pick a nominee for the special election to fill the remainder of the current term. They will also choose a nominee for the general election. Both elections will take place on November 6th. The first table below is for the special election.