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Tue June 28, 2011
Next Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in August primary
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says July 5 is the deadline to register to vote in Michigan primary elections Aug. 2.
Cities, townships and school districts are holding votes in August.
Voter registration can be done by mail, at county, city or township clerk's offices or by visiting any secretary of state branch office. The mail-in form is available on the Department of State's website at www.Michigan.gov/sos.
Residents can check their registration status on the Michigan Voter Information Center website at www.Michigan.gov/vote. That site also has information on voting by absentee ballot and the state's voter identification requirement, along with maps to polling place and sample ballots.
Those who wish to receive their absentee ballot by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m. July 30.