Monday, Oct. 4, is the last day to register to vote in Michigan for the Nov. 2 election.
Voters can register at local Michigan Secretary of State branch offices or at local clerks' offices.
To vote on Nov. 2, voters have to be 18 years old by election day and be U.S. citizens. They must also be residents of Michigan and the city or township where they register.
Voters may register in person or by mail. The mail-in form is on the Department of State Web site at www.Michigan.gov/sos. First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election unless they hand-deliver the application to their local clerk, are 60 years old or older, are disabled, or are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Voters who qualify may obtain absentee ballots if they are age 60 or older, physically unable to attend the polls with the assistance of another, expecting to be absent from the community on election day, in jail awaiting arraignment or trial, unable to attend for religious reasons, appointed to work as an election inspector outside their precinct of residence. Requests for absentee ballots have to be made by 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
Voters can check their registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote.
On election day, voters will be asked to present photo identification. Voters without photo ID can still vote if they sign an affidavit that they don't have a photo ID.