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WXYZ Editorial: Are you ready to VOTE in the Michigan Primary Election?

Posted: 11:03 AM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 15:03:10Z

The August Primary Election is a little more than a month away.  It begins the biggest statewide officeholder change in eight years.  Term limits are soon up for the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and many other elected officials.  Prepare yourself to vote on Tuesday, August 7th.

The voter registration deadline for the Michigan Primary is Monday, July 9th.  After that date, it will be too late to sign up this summer.  You’ll have to wait until the General Election in November.

Getting eligible state voters to the polls in August is a challenge.  Summer vacations.  Outdoor activities.  Adults even busier than normal keeping kids entertained.  Unfortunately, voting gets pushed aside by too many!

But absentee voting is easy!  You can quickly go to our website and download the ballot application we have linked to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office.  The form comes in English, Spanish and large print. 

You can vote absentee if you are:

  • 60 years or older
  • Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • Expect to be out of town on Election Day
  • In jail waiting for arraignment or trial
  • Unable to go to the polls due to religious reasons
  • You’re serving as an election inspector outside of your precinct

To check your current voter status, review what’s on the ballot, find out where you must vote in person or absentee, go to our website at wxyz.com.

This summer, it’s very important to make your voice heard through your right to vote!

I’m Mike Murri, Vice President & General Manager

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