Teri Loew, director of elections at the Calhoun County Clerk Register's office tells WBCK confusion still exists about the upcoming August primary election set for Tuesday, August 2.

In contested races, the Primary is meant to narrow the field among candidates of the same party, determining the setup for the November General Election.

One myth, she says, is the expectation that voters will have to declare a party affiliation when they come to the polls August 2. Not so. This time, a ballot will have both Republican and Democrat sections, and voters will make choices in one or the other.

Loew also talked about how the ballot is arranged, as well as how that is determined based on the Michigan Secretary of State.

Complete information, including sample ballots can be viewed on the Calhoun County Clerk Register's website.

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