January 15 Presidential Primary news

BTL Staff
By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

On Jan. 15, 2008 Michigan will hold its Presidential Primaries.
The last day to register and be able to vote in the primary is Dec. 17, 30 days prior to the elections.
Voters will be given a ballot based on party affiliation.

The following guidelines should be kept in mind:

1. Voters will vote at their regular polling places between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
2. Voters can vote by absentee ballot if they meet one of the requirements: will be out of town, age 60 or older, disability, are some of these.
3. The deadline to register to vote is 30 days before January 15, 2008 or December 17, 2007.
4. In order to vote at a polling place, a voter must show a photo ID or sign a statement that they do not have a photo ID with them. Absentee voters do not have to produce a photo ID.
5. Voters will be asked whether they want a Democratic or Republican ballot, and a record will be made of which ballot they take.
6. The voter’s choice of candidate will be secret as in all public elections.
7. The Democratic ballot will have 6 choices:
Hillary Clinton
Christopher Dodd
Mike Gravel
Dennis Kucinich
Uncommitted
Write-in
8. A vote for “uncommitted” is a vote to send delegates to the Democratic National Convention who are not committed or pledged to any candidate. Those delegates can vote for any candidate they choose at the Convention.
9. Supporters of Joe Biden, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson are urged to vote “uncommitted” instead of writing in their candidates’ names because write-in votes for those candidates will not be counted.
10. All Republican candidates will appear on the ballot.

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