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Register to vote in August primary by July 5


 

Residents will vote on several issues in the Tuesday, August 2 primary, including state and township representatives, Kent County Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, County Clerk, Treasurer, Drain Commissioner, County Commissioner, Delegates to political conventions, Circuit Court Judge, and various millage proposals (depending on your township).

People who aren’t registered to vote have until Tuesday, July 5 to register at any Secretary of State office, or at their county or local clerk’s office.

Check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.Michigan.gov/vote.

You also can view your sample ballot if your community is holding an election as well as find your polling location and track your absentee ballot.

How you can get an absentee ballot

Voters who qualify may choose to cast an absentee ballot. As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Age 60 or older.
  • Physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
  • Expecting to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls will be open on Election Day.
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons.
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Those who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail must submit the application by 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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