AS IT HAPPENS: Live updates of Michigan's primary elections

Michigan's primary elections are upon us. This page is a running ticker of updates as voting results come in, so keep checking back.


10:58 p.m. 

10:51 p.m. In U.S. House District 8, former Obama administration Defense Department official Elissa Slotkin has an overwhelming lead in the Democratic primary at 72.7% with Michigan State University public policy professor Chris Smith at 27.3%. Incumbent Mike Bishop with an even bigger lead in the GOP primary at 92.7% against Lokesh Kumar at 7.3% -- 70% precincts reporting.

10:42 p.m. 

10:40 p.m. With 50% of precincts reporting it's now a close race in U.S. House District 13 -- Brenda Jones with a slight lead at 33.8% and Rashida Tlaib at 31.8%. She also leads the special election for the seat at 43.4% with Tlaib at 38.4%.

10:34 p.m.

10:17 p.m. Watch Gretchen Whitmer's speech live here right now.

10:12 p.m. Iraq War veteran John James wins Republican primary election for U.S. Senate. He will take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the general election, per AP.

10:07 p.m. With still only 13% of precincts reporting, former Obama auto rescue official Haley Stevens is winning the Democratic primary in U.S. House District 11 at 28.4% followed by Suneel Gupta at 21.4%. Self-funding business executive Lena Epstein is winning the GOP primary at 30.6% followed by former Rep. Rocky Raczkowski at 24.1%. Republican Rep. Dave Trott's retirement opened up the seat. Gupta is the brother of doctor and CNN personality Sanjay Gupta.

10:00 p.m. Brian Calley has released a video with his remarks on the primary election. Watch here: 

9:57 p.m. Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, per the Associated Press. 

9:52 p.m. 


9:50 p.m. CLICK HERE to watch Bill Schuette speak. Schuette to his supporters: "Thank you for believing in me, for supporting me, for carrying me - this victory is yours." #MIPrimary

9:43 p.m. 23% precincts reporting, Abdul El-Sayed is ahead in Washtenaw County (46.9%) and Wayne County (40.9%), as well as Kent County (46.5%).

9:28 p.m. Bill Schuette has won the Michigan Republican Primary election at 51.1% of the vote with 18% of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

9:22 p.m. Now with 11% of precincts reporting, Haley Stevens has pulled ahead at 27% followed by Suneel Gupta at 22% and Tim Greimel at 20.9.% 

9:17 p.m. In the Libertarian primary, Bill Gelineau is ahead at 58.8% while John Tatar trails at 41.2%, with 15% of precincts reporting.

9:12 p.m. In U.S. House District 13 Democratic primary, Brenda Jones is ahead at 35.8%, then Rashida Tlaib at 30.5%, then Coleman Young II at 16.7% with less than 1% of precincts reporting.In the special election for the 13th District,, Jones is leading at 45.7%, Tlaib at 36.8%, and Ian Conyers at 14.5%, less than 1% reporting. This is the seat vacated after John Conyers Jr. resigned last year following sexual harassment accusations. Both his son and great-nephew are running for the seat. 

9:01 p.m. Brian Calley is ahead at 39.8% of votes in Clinton County, followed by Schuette at 36.6% and Colbeck at 13.2%. 

8:55 p.m. With 3% of precincts reporting, Bill Schuette has a strong lead at 53.6% followed by Brian Calley at 22%, Patrick Colbeck at 14.8% and Jim Hines at 9.6%. 

8:44 p.m. Early results are starting to come in. With just 2 percent of precincts reporting, which is 80 of 4,805 precincts, and 54,653 votes cast -- Gretchen Whitmer is ahead at 52.1%, followed by El-Sayed at 35.5% and Shri Thanedar at 12.5%. For the Republican primary, Bill Schuette tops the list at 53.1%, followed by Brian Calley at 22.8%, Patrick Colbeck at 14.3% and Jim Hines at 9.8%.

8:25 p.m.


8:18 p.m.

7:58 p.m. The polls are closing in just a few minutes. Ballot shortages have been reported in Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield,  Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield. If voters are still in line at the 8 p.m. deadline, they will still get to vote even if it is after 8 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Just two hours until the polls close.


5:01 p.m. Polls close in three hours. Click the above guide for your polling location.

4:35 p.m. In case you missed it last night, President Trump tweeted about U.S. Senate candidate John James, an Iraq veteran and former West Point graduate.