(10/08/12) - The clock is ticking if you want to vote in the presidential election. That's because the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.
If you want to vote for president, or anything else in the November general election, the deadline is Tuesday. You can register at any Secretary of State office, or your county, city or township clerk's office.
Even if you plan to vote using an absentee ballot, you must be registered to vote by Tuesday at the close of business.
Clerks all across Mid-Michigan say they've been swamped with people registering to vote in the last few days.
Some tell us this election has people pretty fired up. Some for the presidential election.
Others want to make sure they can weigh-in on the state's six ballot proposals.
Clerk offices have also been busy with people just trying to get more information.
The Saginaw Township clerk tells us this is the longest ballot they've ever had. It's one page, front and back.
Shirley Wazny says in other places, some clerks actually have two pages.
"People want their ballot ahead of time. They want to be able to sit down, and do their ballot at home, and research proposals, and research candidates," Wazny said.
So where do you go if you have questions? Wazny says she sends people to Michigan.gov. There, you can type in your name and address, and pull up a sample ballot.
Most city and township clerk offices also have sample ballots in their offices for people to look over.
Wazny adds another thing you'll need to research before heading to the polls in November, is where you'll be voting.
Because of redistricting, many municipalities have had to move or consolidate polling places, so double check.
For more sample ballots and voting guides, click HERE.
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