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.

Presidential Election

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

Polling Locations

City of Marquette polling places for this election cycle are as follows:

Precincts 1, 2 and 3: Baraga Gym At City Hall
Precincts 5, 6 & 7: YMCA of Marquette County

Polling Times

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.