Flint residents who’ll be unable to visit their primary election polling sites next Tuesday still have a chance to make their votes count. The deadline to request absentee ballots is Saturday, Aug. 4.
Registered voters who are 60 years of age or older, unable to vote without physical assistance from others, or who will be away from the city Aug. 7 are all eligible to vote absentee. Voters who aren’t able to visit polling sites because of their religion, and those awaiting arraignment or trial while in jail may also request ballots between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Next week’s primary election will help determine Michigan’s next governor, senators, state representatives and other elected officials.
Eligible voters are asked to submit their absentee requests in writing to the Flint City Clerk’s Office, located at the 2nd floor of City Hall, 1101 South Saginaw St.
For more information, the City Clerk’s Office can be reached at (810) 766-7414.