08/07/2012 07:08 pm ET

Detroit August 2012 Election: A Closer Look At Voters And Their Views (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Detroit visited polling places in Lathrup Village, Southfield and Southwest Detroit to get a pulse on what really brought Metro Detroit voters to the polls during the August 2012 primary.


Citizens spoke out for and against a variety of candidates. Some chimed in about the race between Pete Hoekstra and Clark Durant for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. Others told us why they supported Gary Peters or Hansen Clarke as Democratic nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives. In Southwest Detroit, plenty of voters sounded off on the race between incumbent State Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Maureen Stapleton for the newly redrawn 6th District Democratic State House nomination.

Metro Detroiters also had plenty to say about the issues: whether they chose to support the DIA, SMART bus and Wayne County jail millages; the effects of redistricting on the 2012 campaign; even their personal motivations for participating in the election. Take a look below to see what voters were saying.

And, to all of you who made it to the polls today, thanks for voting.

Voters Have Their Say At The Polls During The Michigan August Primary