Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Michigan's voter registration deadline is today. To register, follow these simple steps

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 10:15 AM

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Today is the deadline by which Michigan residents must register to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 election! You can vote for governor, you can vote in U.S. House and Senate races, you can vote in state House and Senate races, you can vote to legalize marijuana, end gerrymandering, and expand voting methods!

Here's how to do register:

Step 1: Log on to the Secretary of State's website and see if you are already registered at the appropriate address.

Step 2: If you're not, download a voter registration application, print it, fill it out, and mail it to your clerk's office (the address should be listed on the application). The mailing must be postmarked with today's date — so your best bet is to drop it at the post office. Or, you can register to vote in person at a Secretary of State branch. If you're a first-time voter and mail in your application but want to vote absentee, you'll still likely have to show up in person to obtain your ballot.

There are exceptions for disabled people and overseas military personnel.

Typically, only about 40 percent of the voting-eligible population shows up for midterm elections like the one we have coming up Nov. 6. So be sure to tell your friends and anyone who will listen what's at stake, and make sure they register by today!

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