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Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

August 31, 2016

With Election Day just around the corner, voters across the country will be heading to their local polling locations on Tuesday, November 8. Michigan voters will have federal, state, and local candidates and issues to vote on. Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 8 election is Tuesday, October 11. Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day. A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates. The restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are disabled or voters who are 60 years of age or older.

Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk. For assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk, see http://www.Michigan.gov/vote. You must request an absent voter ballot by mailing the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk's office. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.

After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. For additional information on registering to vote, your polling place, absentee voting, and to view your sample ballot, visit http://www.Michigan.gov/vote


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