Register by Oct. 6 to vote in November

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By Laniesha Evans
The Holt Journal

Delhi Township Clerk Evan Hope

The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 6, and the Delhi Charter Township Clerk’s Office recommends residents quickly register online at the Michigan Secretary of State, or at the clerk’s office.

Township Clerk Evan Hope also advocates absentee voting because he has seen that it is effective.

“We get back 90 percent of absentee ballots that are sent out to residents,” said Hope.

Holt may not have a big student population like East Lansing, but for students who are away from their registered county and who wish to vote where they live, they are able to register for absentee voting online.

“We encourage anybody to get absentee ballots if there is any doubt about being able to make it to the election polls on Election Day,” said Hope.

The absentee ballot deadline is the Saturday before election day at 2 p.m. The day before the election, Monday, Nov. 3, residents are allowed to vote until 4 p.m. in the clerk’s office. On Election Day, absentee voting will be available on an emergency basis only. residents with severe emergencies may call the clerk’s office and a ballot will be delivered to them.

Currently, voter registration is high in Delhi and the clerk’s office hopes that remains. “Non- registered residents need to register now,” said Hope. “Do not wait until the last week because there is a possibility your registration won’t be processed in time for the election.”

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