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Voting For the Nov. 6 Election

Changes and some challenging issues face voters this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The state ballot will no longer feature “vote single party” or “straight ticket” option. All voters will be asked to choose candidates in all races.

The ballot will include candidates for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, candidates for statehouse, and nationwide, candidates for the House and Senate.

Proposal One on the statewide ballot would legalize recreational marijuana for people ages 21 and older. Proposal 2 deals with engaging a new commission to redraw state congressional and legislative districts. Proposal 3 adds voting rights provisions for the state, including same day voter registration.

Unregistered voters cannot vote on Nov. 6. The deadline for registration was Oct. 9. The absentee voter application deadline is 2 p.m. the Saturday before Nov. 6, and the ballot is due no later than 8 p.m. on election day.

A photo id is not required to vote. Voters must report to their registered polling location. In Olivet, that is City Hall, 117 S. Main St.

To get a look at a ballot, go to, or visit the Michigan Secretary of State website.

There are four candidates for governor, four for secretary of state, ve for attorney general, and ve for U.S. senator, as well as other statewide races. In our congressional district, District 7, there are two candidates, as well as a vote for Eaton County Commissioner. Also, locally there is a race for Olivet School Board with four candidates running for two open spots,and one running to ll a partial term.

The Olivet Schools also have an operating millage proposal on the ballot.

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