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LWV reminds voters of primary

MARQUETTE — The League of Women Voters of Michigan Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit urges voters to learn about the ballot issues and the candidates running for the Marquette City Commission in the August election.

People can visit the League of Women Voters’ online voting guide at  VOTE411.org to see the language of the proposals that will appear on the Aug. 6 ballot in local jurisdictions, and to read biographical information about the Marquette City Commission candidates, along with their responses to questions posed to them by the League.

Go to mi.gov/vote to see a sample ballot.

To meet and to learn more about the candidates running for the Marquette City Commission, attend the League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 17 in Commission Chambers at Marquette City Hall.

Anyone not registered to vote can register at their local clerk’s office, the office of the Marquette County Clerk or a Michigan Secretary of State branch office.

The last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with their local clerk is July 22. After that date people can register in-person with their local clerk with proof of residency and proof of identity.   

The League wants to remind voters that you can now choose to cast an absentee ballot without giving a reason. Last fall, Michigan voters approved extended voting registration deadlines and “no-reason” absentee voting as a part of a ballot initiative.

For anyone worried that they won’t be able to make it to the polls on Aug. 6 to vote, voting absentee is an option. Requests for absentee ballots can be submitted in writing to the local city or township clerk. A Michigan Voter Registration Application and an Absent Voter Ballot Application can be found on the Secretary of State website at mi.gov/vote.

For more information about the League of Women Voters in Marquette find the group on Facebook.