LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos on Thursday reminded Southwest Michigan residents that the deadline to register to vote for the November general election is quickly approaching.
“Our freedom to choose our leaders is part of what makes us the beacon of liberty in the world, yet many of us take it for granted,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “I encourage all citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, which begins with ensuring you are registered. To vote in the November election, you must be registered one month beforehand. This year, that means you must be registered by Tuesday, October 11.”
If you do not know if you’re registered to vote, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.Michigan.gov/vote. The site enables you to check your voter registration status and learn how to register. It also includes links to useful information like how you can vote absentee.
Residents who are not registered to vote can pick up a form from their local clerk, a secretary of state branch or find it online at www.Michigan.gov/elections.
For more information, residents in Berrien County may also contact the county clerk’s office at 269-983-7111 ext. 8264 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Joseph County residents may contact Valerie in the county clerk’s office at 269-467-5603 and residents in Cass County should call 269-445-4464.
“Every vote matters and sometimes a single vote can make all the difference,” Proos said. “While voter turnout nationwide remains lower than it should be, I am proud that in Michigan’s Great Southwest we have an engaged population that understands the vital role they play in our democratic republic by turning out to vote.”
Editor’s note: Audio comments by Proos will be available later on the senator’s website at www.SenatorJohnProos.com/audio.