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1 Jackson County Clerk Elections Division VOTING IN JACKSON

2 How do I register? Visit any one of the following locations: Visit any one of the following locations: Secretary of State branch office, Secretary of State branch office, Any county clerk’s office, Any county clerk’s office, Your local clerk’s office. Your local clerk’s office. Your local clerk’s office Your local clerk’s office You may also register to vote using a mail-in application, sent to a clerk’s office. You may also register to vote using a mail-in application, sent to a clerk’s office.mail-in applicationmail-in application Note: You may not be eligible to obtain an absentee ballot if you register to vote by mail. Note: You may not be eligible to obtain an absentee ballot if you register to vote by mail.

3 How do I know when to vote? There are 4 regular election dates: There are 4 regular election dates: May May August August September September November November For specific dates and the locations effected: For specific dates and the locations effected: Keep an eye on the Jackson County Clerk’s website, Keep an eye on the Jackson County Clerk’s website,website Contact your local clerk, Contact your local clerk, Check the Jackson Citizen Patriot for announcements. Check the Jackson Citizen Patriot for announcements.

4 Where do I go to vote? Check out the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC). Check out the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC).MVIC Ensure you are registered to vote, Ensure you are registered to vote, Obtain a map to your polling location, Obtain a map to your polling location, View a sample ballot. View a sample ballot. We strive to ensure your polling location does not change. However, ballot items may require you to visit a different location from time to time. You will be notified by mail prior to an election if a location change is required. We strive to ensure your polling location does not change. However, ballot items may require you to visit a different location from time to time. You will be notified by mail prior to an election if a location change is required.

5 What do I do when I get there? Fill out an application to vote with: Fill out an application to vote with: Signature Signature Printed Name Printed Name Current address Current address Date of Birth Date of Birth Present your photo ID Present your photo ID Receive your ballot Receive your ballot Vote your ballot Vote your ballot Present ballot to election inspector and place in tabulator. Present ballot to election inspector and place in tabulator.

6 How do I know my vote will count? In Jackson County, we use the Accu-Vote ballot tabulators which require filling in an oval. In Jackson County, we use the Accu-Vote ballot tabulators which require filling in an oval. Check out this video for additional tips. Check out this video for additional tips.

7 What if I need assistance? You may ask any precinct inspector for assistance in marking your ballot. To ensure your votes are not influenced, an inspector from the Republican and Democratic party will assist you. You may ask any precinct inspector for assistance in marking your ballot. To ensure your votes are not influenced, an inspector from the Republican and Democratic party will assist you. You may also use the AutoMARK machine to vote your ballot. It will not count your votes; you will still need to take your ballot to the tabulator. You may also use the AutoMARK machine to vote your ballot. It will not count your votes; you will still need to take your ballot to the tabulator.

8 How do I get an absentee ballot? You may only obtain an absentee ballot if you meet one of the following criteria: You may only obtain an absentee ballot if you meet one of the following criteria: Age 60 or older, Age 60 or older, Expect to be out of town on election day, Expect to be out of town on election day, Unable to vote without assistance at the polls, Unable to vote without assistance at the polls, In jail awaiting arraignment or trial, In jail awaiting arraignment or trial, Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons, Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons, Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct other than your own. Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct other than your own. Contact your local clerk to obtain an application for absentee ballot or you may download one here and mail it in. Contact your local clerk to obtain an application for absentee ballot or you may download one here and mail it in.here

9 What’s an AutoMARK? The AutoMARK is a device designed to assist voters in marking their ballot with complete privacy. The AutoMARK is a device designed to assist voters in marking their ballot with complete privacy. Check out this video to learn more. Check out this video to learn more.

10 What if I still have questions? You may contact the Elections Division of the County Clerk’s office at: You may contact the Elections Division of the County Clerk’s office at: (517) – phone (517) – phone (517) – fax (517) – fax 312 S. Jackson Street, Jackson, MI S. Jackson Street, Jackson, MI You may also contact your local clerk. You may also contact your local clerk.local clerklocal clerk

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