All eyes on today's Detroit mayoral primary

The polls are open right now for Primary Election Day in Michigan.

Today, voters will have their chance to choose the candidates for the Detroit mayoral race. Residents also will vote for city councilmembers and city clerk.

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Eight names on the ballot for the city's mayor, including incumbent Mike Duggan and state senator Coleman Young II.

Duggan was elected mayor in 2013. He won the primary that year as a write-in candidate. State Sen. Coleman Young II is one of the challengers. Both are Democrats. The top two vote-getters move on to the November general election.

Coleman A. Young was elected in 1973 as Detroit's first black mayor. He decided not to seek re-election in 1993 and died in 1997 after a long illness.

Duggan became the city's first white mayor since 1973. Detroit is more than 80 percent black.

There is also a primary race for the state's first house district to replace Brian Banks who resigned after pleading guilty to fraud.

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More than sixty communities in eleven counties will also roll out new voting machines that are reportedly more secure and efficient.

The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

If you or someone you know needs help getting to the polls, the Detroit branch of the NAACP voter hotline is ready to assist. The hotline was set up to help voters with questions about polling precincts and to report any signs of voter intimidation.

Call the hotline at 313-664-2424 anytime while polls are open.

The Associated Press contributed to this report