(LANSING, Mich.) -- State officials are reminding Michigan residents of the fast-approaching deadline for voter registration.
Citizens have until Oct. 6 to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Wednesday.
"Every community will have an election in November and so I encourage you to register to vote," Johnson said in a statement. "Registration only takes a few minutes and then your voice can be heard at the ballot box."
Applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be a U.S. citizen. Voters can register by mail or in person at their county, city, or township clerk's office, or they may also visit any Secretary of State office. Those who qualify have the option of casting an absentee ballot.
For more details, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center website.
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