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Election 2020 - Info to Know Before Election Day

OLIVET, MICHIGAN, October 27— Election day is Nov. 3, and it will be here before you know it. Therefore, it is important for all those who are of age to vote, to have all of the information they need about how to register, where to vote, and more.

It is important for students and young adults to vote, as they are the future leaders of the country.  Every vote and every voice matters, and it is crucial that everyone of age registers, so that they are able to make their voice heard.

Registering to vote is made very simple with all of today’s technological advancements. The process online is easy, with only a few quick steps. Visit https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716---,00.html to register now! Simply click the link and, once redirected to the website, select the ‘register to vote online’ tab on the main page. This page will then give instructions on the steps to take to register.

This website is also where you can find information on where to vote if you are choosing to vote in person on Election Day. In Michigan, it is also an option to register at the polls on Election Day. Ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to do this all on one day.

If voting in person at the polls, it is required to have a current photo ID. Those who are not able to provide this information are still able to vote by signing an affidavit. This affidavit is a legal statement that will allow you to vote without a state photo ID.

This election is about more than just the President for the next four years. There are also sections to vote for categories such as U.S. Senate and Representative in Congress. On the local level voters are electing prosecuting attorney, sheriff, treasurer, drain commissioner, and more.

In addition to voting on leaders, there are also three proposals on the ballot to vote for: proposal 20-1, proposal 20-2, and Eaton County Transportation Authority (Eatran) Millage Renewal Authorization Question. The above linked website will also provide information on these three proposals and what they entail. To access this, click the link and select the top option to see your sample ballot. Once redirected, the site will prompt you to enter some information about your location. After doing this, a sample ballot will be provided with all of the categories to vote for this election. At the bottom, all three of these proposals are explained in detail.

On this website, you will also be able to access other information, such as where you can vote and how to obtain an absentee ballot. Just click on the respective links for this information on the same website. There are subheadings on the left side of the screen when you visit this website that redirect you to absentee voter ballot, where to vote, state candidates & proposals, and voting equipment. Go visit the website and make sure that you are well informed to vote on Nov. 3 or earlier.


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