January 22, 2016, Pontiac, MI - In the coming weeks Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will be making in person voter registration available for students and residents on site at local schools and community centers.
"It is so important to exercise your right to vote. Instead of making it easier, the Governor and Legislature have been making it more difficult to vote. I want to do all I can to help our citizens exercise their right. By registering to vote in person with your clerk, you have the ability to vote by absentee the first time you vote. That means an 18 year old college student can attend class and vote in their dorm room instead of having to miss class and find a ride home to vote."
The voter registration drives are scheduled for:
- Thursday, January 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Bloomfield Hills High School
- Monday, January 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. in Woodland Hall at Oakland Community College's Highland Lakes Campus, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford
- Friday, January 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Muslim Unity Center, 1830 W Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
Lisa Brown, along with Janet Roncelli, Bloomfield Township Clerk, and Amy Burton, Bloomfield Hills Clerk, will be attending the event at Bloomfield Hills High School, where they will be registering staff and students. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the events at Oakland Community College and the Muslim Unity Center (Clerk Roncelli will also be present at the Unity Center registration drive).
Michigan residents who will be 18 or older by the next Election Day can register to vote. Registrants are asked to please bring a valid driver's license or other government-issued photo ID with them.
Voters must be registered by February 8, 2016 in order to vote in the statewide presidential primary being held on March 8, 2016.
If you have a group that is interested in hosting a voter registration drive please contact the Clerk's office at 248-858-0561.