2018-10-18 / News

What you need to know about voting Nov. 6

Uber, Lyft offers free or discounted rides to polls

GENESEE COUNTY — Currently the criteria for requesting and Application for an Absentee Ballot require residents to be age 60 or over, or advise the clerk they will be out of town and unable to get to the poll on voting day.

Absentee ballots can be requested as late as the Saturday prior to election and must be returned by Nov. 6 to be counted. Additionally, all municipalities must be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Saturday before an election – in this case, Nov. 3 to provide Absentee Ballots.

In addition, voters are reminded that due to recent legislation, they will not be able to vote straight ticket as in the past. Instead, voters are required to select individual candidates for each race.

To help voters prepare for election day, the Michigan Secretary of State website offers a ‘one-stop shop’ with multiple tools to help voters ahead of time. You can view your sample ballot for the upcoming election (based on the address where you are registered to vote), request and track your Absentee Ballot, verify your voter registration, find your polling place, contact local election officials and find answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The site address is: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633-49313- -,00.html

On election day polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For Grand Blanc and Goodrich the Polling Locations are listed below. Know your Precinct and bring your State driver’s license or ID.

GRAND BLANC TWP.

Precinct 1-2: McGrath
Elementary School, 5288
Todd Street
Precinct 5: Bethany Baptist
Church, 2353 Grand Blanc
Road
Precinct 3, 7, & 12: West

Middle School, 1515 Reid
Road
Precinct 11: Grand Blanc
Township Hall, 5371 S.
Saginaw Street
Precinct 13 & 14: Myers
Elementary School, 6085 Sun
Valley Drive
Precinct 6 & 15: Mason
Elementary School, 4455 E.
Cook Road
Precinct 8 & 10: Grand
Blanc High School, 12599
Holly Road
Precinct 4 & 9: East Middle
School, 6100 Perry Road

GRAND BLANC CITY

Precincts 1, 2, & 4: Grand
Blanc Senior Center, 12632
Pagels Drive
Precinct 3: Fire Station #1,
117 High Street

ATLAS TWP./ GOODRICH

Precinct 1: St. Marks
Catholic Church, 7296 Gale
Road
Precinct 2: The River
Church, 9430 Perry Road

Precinct 3: Victory World
Outreach, 10291Green Road
Precinct 4: Goodrich
United Methodist Church,
8071 S. State Road (M-15)

If by any chance you believe you are registered but don’t show up on the list at your polling location, you can fill out an affidavit of identity and receive a ballot and vote or you may ask for a provisional ballot and receipt and vote as well.

Additionally, Uber, an on-demand driving service used via a location-based smart phone application, is doing its part in helping Americans get to the polls on election day. Free rides are possible to those who have the app installed. Details on hiring the private drivers is available at: https://www.uber.com/newsroom/drivethevote Lyft is offering voters 50 percent off to use the service to get to a polling place. Information here: https://blog.lyft.com/ posts/2018/8/22/get-out-thevote. P.S.

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