Sen. Johnson reminds voters of upcoming local elections

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson is reminding residents of Genesee and Oakland counties that many municipalities are holding local elections on Tuesday.

“Our country was founded on the core principle of representative government, and the freedom to choose our leaders and have a voice on local policies is the heart of our democratic republic,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “I encourage all citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote.”

In communities with elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Voters can request an absentee ballot for no reason until 4 p.m. on Monday at their local clerk’s office, and residents can register to vote at their local clerk’s office up to and including Election Day.

Residents can check their voter registration status, track their absentee ballot, view a sample ballot for their precinct, and find their local clerk online at the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote.

“Every vote matters, and sometimes a single vote can make all the difference,” said Johnson, who currently serves as chair of the Senate Elections Committee and previously served as Michigan secretary of state and as Oakland County clerk.

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