February 5, 2016, Pontiac, MI - Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown is hosting a voter registration drive on Monday, February 8, to ensure all eligible Oakland County citizens have the opportunity to register to vote.
"At the polls, everyone's vote counts the same," Brown said. "In Michigan, you can register to vote even if you do not have a permanent residence. Regardless of your circumstance, I encourage you to exercise your right to vote, and my staff and I will work with any and all eligible applicants to make sure you can do so."
The voter registration drive is scheduled for:
- Monday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Hope Warming Center, 249 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac
Monday's event is the last day to register in order to vote in the statewide presidential primary being held on March 8, 2016.
US citizens who will be 18 or older by the next Election Day, normally stay in Oakland County and are not currently serving a jail or prison sentence can register to vote at the registration drive. Registrants who have a valid government-issued photo ID are asked to please bring it with them, however, it is not required in order to apply. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
"Making voting more accessible will always be one of my top priorities. It is a privilege that I get to help everyone who is eligible to vote have the opportunity to do so."
If you have a group that is interested in hosting a voter registration drive please contact the Clerk's office at 248-858-0561.