So, I went. I was the only member of the public there. The machines are all new not like the vintage number in the photo at left. The process had already begun by the time I arrived. All fourteen township clerks were there putting the machines through a variety of processes ending with the locking of the machines.
The Michigan primary is February 28. It's an open primary. The election officials are planning for a large number of usually Democratic Party voters asking for Republican Party ballots. It could be an interesting night. Lots of Michiganders liked George Romney when he was Govenor in the 1960's.