UPDATED: Want to Vote in Dexter? Make Sure You're Registered by Oct. 9

Election Day is a little over a month away, so we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include information for Lima Township and Dexter Township residents.

If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.

With this year's ballot filled with local, state, and national races, don’t miss the chance to cast your vote in the Nov. 6 election.

Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.

The voter registration deadline for Michigan is Oct. 9.

Here’s information on how you can register in Dexter in time for the Nov. 6 elections:

  • Head to the Scio Township clerk's office, 827 N. Zeeb Road, to fill out a voter registration application. Residents of Webster Township can fill out an application at the Webster Township clerk's offfice, 5665 Webster Church Road. 
  • Residents of Lima Township can fill out at an application with the Lima Township clerk at 12172 Jackson Road. Residents of Dexter Township can request an application at 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road.
  • To find out if you are already registered, visit the Michigan Secretary of State's website.
  • Any Secretary of State office offers voter registration. Chelsea has one at 1113 S. Main St. It's open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Remember: A valid driver's license or state ID must be shown in many cases when registering to vote. If you don't have either, check with the location beforehand to see if other forms of identification are acceptible.

Voter registration cards generally take two weeks to arrive by mail. When you get yours, don't forget to go out and vote Nov. 6!

Barbara Read October 04, 2012 at 12:40 PM
The Chelsea Secretary of State is almost never crowded during the day, and even in the evenings, it's nothing like the Ann Arbor office. That would be a great place to stop in and register. Also, the Scio clerk's office on Zeeb is very convenient, and most of us probably pass it all the time. When I took my daughter there to register, it was super fast and easy. You can also print out a form and mail it in. Here's a link to the form as a PDF. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf The only caveat is that If you mail in your registration, you'll need to vote in person with an I.D. in November or request the absentee ballot in person with an I.D. You'll also find a link to the form on my Dexter School Board candidacy website. http://www.barbararead.org/
Chris Gordon October 04, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Daniel, election day is a bit over a month away but your article is a timely reminder of the October 9 registration deadline. Don't forget that Dexter area voters live in one of four jurisdictions: Dexter Township http://twp-dexter.org/services/clerk Lima Township http://twp-lima.org/services Scio Township http://www.sciotownship.org/government/clerk/voter-registration-and-information/ Webster Township http://www.twp.webster.mi.us/news_and_events.aspx Chris Gordon Incumbent Candidate for Dexter School Board http://www.gordon4dexterschools.org
Chris Gordon October 05, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Daniel, thanks for updating the story!


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