The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is just around the corner.
Residents have until Oct. 9 to register at at their hometown government offices in Sylvan Lake, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, or West Bloomfield the county clerk's office or any Secretary of State office or by mail. In order to vote, you must be:
- 18 years or older on or before election day
- A citizen of the U.S.
- A resident of their city or town for at least 30 days
Don't forget: If you have recently moved to the area, make sure you re-register in town. If you've moved within your city or town, the clerk's office will handle the change. All Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and their driver's license.
Those who aren't able to go to the polls on Election Day may cast an absentee ballot. An application is attached to this story as a PDF or can be requested in person at their hometown government offices, or via phone or mail.
A ballot will be mailed to you immediately, though if you want your ballot mailed, you must submit your application by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
All absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk's office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
For more information, visit your hometown government office's website or visit michigan.gov/vote.