Register by July 6
Published 8:05 am Thursday, July 1, 2004
LANSING -- Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds Michigan residents Tuesday, July 6, is the deadline for registering to vote in the Aug. 3 primary election.
Residents can register at their county, village or township clerk's office, at any Secretary of State branch office or by completing a mail-in registration form, obtained from local clerks, or on the Secretary of State Web site, www.michigan.gov/sos. They must be postmarked on or before July 6 to be able to vote in the primary.
Residents who register by mail must vote in person in the first election in which they participate unless they are age 60 or older, temporarily residing overseas or disabled as defined by law.
Residents who have never voted in Michigan and register by mail may also be subject to new identification requirements.
To register, applicants must be 18 years old by Election Day, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Michigan and the city or township in which they are applying.
Voters participating in the primary must cast their votes under just one political party.
Absent voter ballots are available at city or townshp clerk's offices through 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2.
Absent voter ballots may be obtained by mail by submitting a signed ballot request to the city or township clerk no later than 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.
Voters can obtain an absent voter ballot if they expect to be away from their city or township on Election day, are 60 years of age or older, are in jail awaiting trial or arraignment, unable to attend the polls for religious reasons or are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another person.
For additional information, contact your city or township clerk or visit the Secretary of State Web site at www.michigan.gov/sos.