Election Reminder: SOS Encourages Voting In August Primary
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging voting in the August primary. A statewide primary election in advance of the November 6 election will be held on August 7.
According to the Secretary of State, check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.gov.
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.
When you return your ballot:
- Return it by 8 PM to your township or city clerk’s office
- Sign the return envelope
- If someone assisted you, have the assistant sign in the appropriate box
- Allow at least 5 business days when mailing or contact your local clerk to find out how you can drop it off.
Visit the Michigan Secretary of State website to find out more.
Source: Michigan Secretary of State