Michigan residents: Register by Oct. 10 to vote in Nov. election

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan residents have until October 10 to register to vote in the November 7th election.

Of the 75 counties with elections in November, 48 of the counties will use new election equipment to count ballots. Voters will still mark a paper ballot as before.

“After a successful launch in the August election, we’re excited to see many more communities utilizing the new voting equipment in November,” Johnson said. “I encourage all eligible residents to register and then vote so that their voice can be heard in their community.”

All counties will use the new equipment by August 2018.

To register to vote, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and U.S. citizens. Applicants also must be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.

Voters may register by mail or in person at their county, city or township clerk’s office or by visiting any Secretary of State office.

The mail-in form is available at www.Michigan.gov/elections.

First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election, unless they hand-deliver the application to their local clerk, are 60 years old or older, are disabled or are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

To check their registration status, residents may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.Michigan.gov/vote. They can see their sample ballot and find their polling place. Residents also can find information on absentee voting, Michigan’s voter identification requirement and how to contact their local clerk. To update their address, voters can use www.ExpressSOS.com.

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