Presidential Primary may be over, but it’s not too late

How and where to register to vote in Michigan
Mel Buskirk
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With billboards and signs everywhere, commercials on every television, and memes dominating Facebook, it is easy to see that it is a presidential election year. While the primaries may be over in Michigan, it is not too late to have a say in who shall be our country’s leader for the next four years.
Michiganders who were registered to vote by February 8 of this year had a say in the presidential primaries. According to nytimes.com, Donald Trump won the Republican Michigan primary with 36.5% of the registered Republican vote with 483,751 votes. Bernie Sanders won the Democrat Michigan primary with 49.8% of the registered Democrat vote with 595,222 votes.
According to Michigan.gov/sos, in order to vote in the general presidential elections, you must be registered by October 11, 2016. In order to register to vote in Michigan you must be a U.S. citizen, be age 18 by Election Day, be a resident of Michigan, and be a resident of the city or township you’re applying to register in.
To receive an application go to the local Secretary of State branch office, the local clerk’s office, the Department of Human Services, Department of Community Health, the Department of Labor and Economic Growth, or online at Michigan.gov/sos. Remember when applying, the same address used for your driver’s license or state ID must be used for registering to vote.
After registering to vote, the city or township clerk will mail the voter’s registration card. The card will state the registered city/township, county, ward, and precinct. It will also state the following districts where you reside: US Congressional, State Senate, State Representative, and School District. The card will also state the address of the polling location for those districts.
If you have any questions on where to vote, where to register, or if you are registered, check out Michigan.gov/sos.

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