Election year is cranking up

FLINT TWP. — Polls for the Presidential Primary Election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 8, according to township Clerk Kim Courts in a public notice posted online.

Tuesday, February 9 is the last day to register to vote in the March primary, she said. The Elections Department is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist voters who need to register.

For those unable to vote at the polls, absentee ballots also can be obtained from the Elections Department during weekday times as stated above and also on Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Courts also provided a link to vote. michigan.gov to see a list of presidential candidates and other ballot issues. Flint Township does not have issues on the March ballot but voters in Mundy Township, Linden, Byron, Montrose Township and the Goodrich and Lakeville school districts have ballot questions besides choosing presidential candidates.

Fourteen republican candidates are listed on the ballot including some who have withdrawn or suspended their campaigns. Four Democrats are listed.

October 11 is the last day to register to vote in the November 8 general election in which voters will choose the next president of the United States.

Also note that all seats on the Flint Township Board are up for re-election this year as well as three seats on the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. Interested candidates should consult the Genesee County Clerk for upcoming filing deadlines. — Rhonda Sanders

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