Changes to voting registration
MARQUETTE — Monday, July 22nd, is the last day to register to vote without an additional proof of residency. This is due to the major changes with Proposal Three on the November Ballot from last year.
If you haven’t registered to vote, you can still register at your local clerk’s office due to another change from Proposal Three.
Locals looking to vote who have not registered will still have to meet identity requirements such as having a photo ID and proof of residency. Among other changes voters will no longer need a reason to apply for an absentee ballot.
In the past, registration had a deadline of 30 days. With the new proposal you can register right up to and on Election Day.
“It is convenient for people that have busy lives and they should be able to vote,” said Kris Hazeres, Marquette City Clerk. “That is their civic duty and that is their right and their say. There is also a proposal on the ballot that is county wide and then the city’s ballot will have the race for the commissioner’s.”
Marquette’s Primary Election takes place on August 6 where the public will be able to come out and vote.
This vote will be for selecting candidates for city commission who will be on the ballot for the November election.