Last Day! Voter Registration Required by July 9th to Vote in August 7th Primary

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Secretary of State Voter Registration Required by July 9th to Vote in August 7th Primary

Secretary of State Voter Registration Required by July 9th to Vote in August 7th Primary

Marquette, Michigan – Todd Pazz and Lauren Bariess discussed the upcoming election and how citizens can verify they’re properly registered to vote in the August 7th primary in Michigan. All people planning to vote must register no later than Monday July 9th.  Lauren verified live via her cellphone in just 2 minutes that she was registered to vote and her recent address change was reflected in the online state registration records.

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A statewide primary election in advance of the Nov. 6 election will be held on Aug. 7.

People who aren’t registered to vote have until Monday, July 9 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 You also can view your sample ballot as well as find your polling location and track your absentee ballot. A list of primary candidates can be found online.

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.

Absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day. That means that you should mail 5 business days prior to the Election or contact your local clerk to find out how you can drop it off. Visit us online to find out more. allows voters to change address Many Michigan residents who already are registered to vote can change their official state address, including their voter registration address, online at no cost. Visit and follow the simple instructions.

Voter ID reminder
Voters will be asked to provide identification when they visit the polls on Election Day. They will be asked to present valid photo ID, such as a Michigan driver’s license or identification card. Anyone who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still may vote. The person will be required to sign a brief affidavit stating that he or she is not in possession of photo ID. The ballot will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.


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