Off-Year Election Day

There aren’t any high–profile statewide or national offices on the ballot this year.

But people across Michigan are hitting the polls today to vote on a wide range of local issues.

When we visited Precinct 1 in Chocolay Township, they’d had about 270 people cast ballots by 10 this morning.

Voter turnout is difficult to predict for off–year elections.

Because some Michigan counties don’t have anything on the ballot at all, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has not offered a prediction for a turnout rate.

The polls are open tonight until 8, and we’ll have returns for you on ABC 10 and CW 5 News Now tonight as they come in.