2020 Election Cycle
City of Marquette
Presidential Primary Election
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Michigan's Presidential Primary is scheduled for March 10, one week after the highly-publicized "Super Tuesday". There are no local races or issues in March, but there will be separate ballots for Republican Presidential candidates and Democratic Presidential candidates.
Under state law, voters in this Presidential Primary Election must choose whether to vote a Republican ballot or a Democratic ballot. This choice is made when the voter requests a ballot.
The full list of candidates that will appear on the two ballot types can be found here.
Statewide Primary Election
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The Aug. 4, 2020 Primary Election will include several contests for statewide and national seats, including the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as Michigan House and Senate contests. This ballot may also contain primary elections for City Commission and Board of Light and Power, and could have local or countywide ballot questions.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential Election will include contests for the Marquette City Commission and the Board of Light and Power. The ballot will also include the Presidential contest, in addition to several races for national and statewide office
MCL 168.720 Section 720: On the day of any election, the polls shall be opened at 7 o'clock in the forenoon, and shall be continuously open until 8 o'clock in the afternoon and no longer. Every qualified elector present and in line at the polls at the hour prescribed for the closing thereof shall be allowed to vote
Election Background Information
The City of Marquette, in accordance with the City Charter and State Law, conducts elections annually to determine who City Commissioners and members of the Board of Light and Power will be. There are seven members of the City Commission and there are five members of the Board of Light and Power.