Voter registration deadline nears for August primary

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jun 27, 2016

The Primary Election on August 2 is coming up quick, and the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, July 5.

To register to vote, applicants need to be at least 18 years old by election day, and be a citizen of the United States. They also have to be residents of Michigan and the township or city where they want to vote.

“Statewide elections are almost upon us, and to participate, you must be registered to vote,” Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s chief election officer, said in a statement. “Visit your local clerk’s office or a Secretary of State office and register today so that your voice will be heard in both the August primary and the November general election.”

Voters can register in-person at their local clerk’s office, by visiting any Secretary of State office or by mail. Forms are available here.

For first-time voters registering by mail will need to vote in-person.

To check registration status and for more information, click here.