LANSING, Mich. -

Communities and school districts in 70 counties held local elections on Tuesday.

Voters can see on the state government website if there's an election in their community, or check with their county clerk.

Polls were open from 7 a.m. EDT to 8 p.m. EDT.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says the election is a "chance to be heard" on issues that affect local school districts, cities and community colleges.

Voters were asked to provide a driver's license or photo identification card when they go to vote. If they don't have one or forget to bring it, they can sign a brief affidavit attesting to their identity.

The Michigan Information Center at can tell residents if they're registered and where to vote.