With the election year upon us, it is time to post the important dates for voting and filing to run. The Michigan Presidential Primary election is March 8. The District 1 convention to elect delegates for the national convention next summer is on May 21, 2106 in Sault Ste. Marie. If you want to be on the ballot at that convention, you must apply by April 25. Local elections are also extremely important and the filing deadline is April 19, 2016 for township and county positions.