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Deadline to register for February election is Monday

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While the next elections in Michigan are a month away, the deadline to register to vote is tomorrow.

All those who wish to vote on February 25th must be registered to vote by Monday, January 27th. Michigan residents can find out if they are already registered by filling out the online form at the Secretary of State website. However, if one has moved to a new city or township, one must re-register. Also, if one has moved from one residence to another within a city or township, one must update the address. Normally, that happens when the address on a driver's license is changed at the Secretary of State's office.

Those who are not yet registered can obtain applications to register to vote can be obtained at Secretary of State branch office, a local county, city, or township clerk's office, and online at the Secretary of State's website.

According to the Secretary of State, the following State agencies offer voter registration services to their clients: Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Career Development. Military recruitment centers also provide voter registration services.

Completed voter registration forms must be mailed or hand-delivered to the local city or township clerk. If one cannot locate the local clerk, mail the completed form to the county clerk, who will forward it.

In Washtenaw County, residents of Salem Township will be joining others in the Salem-South Lyon Library District in voting on a millage proposal. The addresses and phone numbers of the city and township clerks for these jurisdictions are as follows:

Del Wensley
Salem Township Clerk
Salem Township Hall
9600 Six Mile Road, Salem, MI 48175
PO Box 75002
Salem, MI 48175
Phone: 248-349-1690
Fax: 248-349-9350

Lisa Deaton
City Clerk/Treasurer
South Lyon City Hall
335 S. Warren
South Lyon, MI 48178
Phone: 248-437-1735
Fax: 248-486-0049

Michael Sedlak
Clerk, Green Oak Township
Green Oak Township Hall
10001 Silver Lake Road
Brighton, Michigan 48116
Phone: 810-231-1333
Fax: 810-231-5080

Michele Cash
Lyon Township Clerk
Charter Township of Lyon
58000 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, Michigan 48165
Phone: 248-437-2240
Fax: 248-437-2336

Voters may also contact the Washtenaw County Clerk and Oakland County Clerk.

Lawrence Kestenbaum
Washtenaw County Clerk/Register
200 North Main Street, Suite 120
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-222-6730
Fax: 734-222-6528

Lisa Brown
Oakland County Clerk/Register
1200 North Telegraph
Building 12 East
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-858-0581
Fax: 248-858-1533

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