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A pair of local Democrats — Erik Nordman and Anita Brown — are facing off in the Aug. 4 primary, with the winner earning the right to challenge incumbent Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, for the 89th District house seat in the November general election. 

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The Aug. 4 primary election is less than two months away, meaning clerks are gearing up now to handle the many ballots that will be filled out and sent in.

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Here are the unofficial results of Tuesday's election:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that will be waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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All Michigan voters will be receiving an application in the mail to cast an absentee ballot for the upcoming May elections.

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Ottawa County saw an overall turnout of 29.5 percent between polling on Tuesday and absentee ballots for the Michigan presidential primary.

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Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday's presidential primary election in Michigan (updated Tuesday 11:40 p.m.):

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Voters in Michigan's Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues.

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The polls are open until 8 p.m. Check back tonight for Michigan presidential primary election updates.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Presidential hopeful Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Grand Rapids on Monday, a day ahead of the Michigan presidential primary.

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The 2020 presidential primary election in Michigan is set for Tuesday. However, while many people will be heading to the polls then, others may be planning to vote early or have already cast their ballot.

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LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is backing Joe Biden for president days before the state’s Democratic primary, giving the former vice president another boost after his success on Super Tuesday.

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, the two front-runners for the Democratic nomination for president, will bring their campaigns to Michigan this week ahead of the state’s primary election on Tuesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more tha…

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LOS ANGELES — Millions of voters from Maine to California were casting ballots in a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday primary contests that tested the strength of starkly different visions for America's future as Democrats hurtled toward a November rematch with President Donald Trump.

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Absentee ballots are available now for people who plan to vote this way during the upcoming Michigan presidential primary.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Fiery progressive Bernie Sanders was fighting for Democratic front-runner status Tuesday, while the party hoped the New Hampshire primary would at least bring some clarity to a presidential nomination fight that has so far been marred by dysfunction and doubt.

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The numbers are in for contribution and expense forms from Grand Haven’s 2019 primary and general election candidates, and officials noted that this was one of only two years in the past decade in which many candidates dealt with more than $1,000 in campaign funds.

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HOLLAND — Michigan was a vital swing state for President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign. Vice President Mike Pence was in Holland on Wednesday evening to try to kickstart that momentum again.

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The newest member of Grand Haven’s City Council was voted in and took his oath of office during Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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Holland elects new mayor focused on diversity, affordable housing

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Four candidates ran for the two available seats on Grand Haven’s City Council and two candidates vied for one Board of Light & Power trustee seat in Tuesday's general election.

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Tension was high at Grand Haven City Hall on Tuesday night as candidates waited for precinct results to be written on a chart for attendees to see.

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(Updated: 10:05 p.m. Tuesday) Here are the unofficial results of Tuesday's elections in Grand Haven and Ferrysburg:

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The voting polls in the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg are open until 8 tonight.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters in the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg will head to the polls, where they’ll be asked to elect a mayor and multiple council members, as well as weigh in on charter amendments.