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Attention Michigan voters: Monday, July 9 is last day to register for primary

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DETROIT – The deadline for Michigan voters to register for the Aug. 7 State Primary election is Monday, July 9. 

Here is the official Michigan Election Law language on the deadline to register for voting: 

"A person who is not registered but possesses the qualifications of an elector as set forth in section 492, may apply for registration to the clerk of the county, township, city, or village in which he or she resides on a day other than Saturday, Sunday, a legal holiday, or the day of a regular, primary, school, or special election. Registrations accepted between the thirtieth day preceding an election and the day of the election, unless the thirtieth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, in which event registration shall be accepted during the following day, are not valid for the election but are valid for subsequent regular, primary, school, or special elections that are held so that not less than 30 days intervene between the date the person registered and the date of the election."

The State General Election is Nov. 6. The last day you can register to vote for that election is Oct. 9. 

VIEW: How to register to vote in Michigan

More 2018 Michigan election dates

By 5:00 p.m., July 5, 2018

Incumbent Supreme Court Justices file Affidavit of Identity and Affidavit of Candidacy forms for the November general election.

By 4:00 p.m., July 19, 2018

District Library Board candidates who wish to seek office at the November general election file an Affidavit of Identity and a nonpartisan nominating petition. (A $100.00 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.) (Special note: If district library includes a school district, District Library Board candidates file by 4:00 p.m. on August 14, 2018)

By 4:00 p.m., July 19, 2018

Candidates without political party affiliation file qualifying petitions and Affidavit of Identity for the November general election. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on July 23. 

By 4:00 p.m., July 24, 2018

Local School Board candidates and Community College Trustee candidates who wish to seek office at the November general election file an Affidavit of Identity and a nonpartisan nominating petition. (A $100.00 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.) Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on July 27. Candidates seeking a Wayne County Community College Trustee position file by 4:00 p.m. on May 15, 2018.

By 4:00 p.m., July 24, 2018

Village candidates who wish to seek office at the November general election file an Affidavit of Identity and a nonpartisan nominating petition. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on July 27. 

By 4:00 p.m., July 27, 2018

Write-in candidates other than write-in candidates who seek precinct delegate positions file Declaration of Intent forms for the August primary. 

By 4:00 p.m., August 3, 2018

Write-in candidates who seek precinct delegate positions file Declaration of Intent forms with the city or township clerk for the August primary. (As an alternative, candidates for precinct delegate may file the Declaration of Intent form with appropriate precinct board on election day before the close of the polls.) (168.737a)

August 7, 2018 STATE PRIMARY ELECTION

By 4:00 p.m., August 14, 2018

District Library Board candidates (library in districts that include a school district) who wish to seek office at the November general election file an Affidavit of Identity and a nominating petition. (A $100.00 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.) Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on August 17. (Special note: If district library does not include a school district, District LibraryBoard candidates file by 4:00 p.m. on July 19, 2018.) 

By 4:00 p.m., Oct. 26, 2018

Write-in candidates file Declaration of Intent forms for the November general election.

November 6, 2018 STATE GENERAL ELECTION


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