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Are you registered to Vote in the August Primary?

Your Vote Counts ButtonMonday July 9 is the last day to register to vote in the August Primary Election.  Are you registered to vote?  The Michigan Secretary of State provides a tool to check to see if you’re already registered.  There’s also a list of candidates on the August Primary ballot.

What’s a primary election? “”A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party’s candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Michigan utilizes an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party’s primary.” Wikipedia

Be sure you can vote – and then be sure to vote!  Check out our Voting 2018 Subject Guide!

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Voter Registration a Success

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Fatima Nieves registered future voters at the LLC event.

Retired Counselor Fatima Nieves, with library employees Kevin Lyons and Nan Schichtel, registered 32 new voters for the upcoming November elections – and beyond.  They spoke to over 100 students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, September 13th. “It was encouraging to hear so many students tell us that they were already registered to vote!,” Schichtel noted.

Registrants will receive their voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks, along with information on their polling place. And some of them will receive extra credit – some classroom faculty offered extra credit for a snapshot of the registration form!


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Reminder – Register to Vote Today

Every Vote Counts graphicTo vote in the November 8, 2016 elections, you must be registered to vote by October 11, 2016.  Your GRCC Library is sponsoring a Voter Registration event today!

Tuesday, September 13 |Library & Learning Commons |1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This event is open to students, faculty and staff. To vote, you must be an American citizen, 18 years old by November 8, 2016 and possess a MI driver’s license, MI ID,  or Social Security card. If you’re not sure you’re registered, check the Michigan Voter Information Center website. Please note, if you have moved recently or legally changed your name, you must register again.

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