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Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Online voter registration closed, consider in-person voting plan

BALLOT BOX – Located right off Baraga Ave. outside City Hall, this ballot box is where voters can drop off their signed ballot. Double check it’s been signed, and get it back by Nov. 3.

Oct. 19 marked the last day Michigan voters can register online to vote by mail. This can now be done by going to After Oct. 19, voters must get in touch with their local city clerk office for their ballot information or to register. Marquette’s city clerk office number is (906) 228-0430, and they are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

According to, people can still register at their clerk office up until Nov. 3. Until this time, residents can also apply for their absentee ballot as long as they have proof of residency. Information about polling places and clerk offices can also be found at the website.

If a resident is already registered to vote, in-person voting can be done early. In fact, it can be done Oct. 19 and through election day. With such a wide voting window, more people should be able to vote this year if schedules have been a conflict in the past. 

“Voters have more options than ever before for how to register and cast their ballot, and that’s why we’ve been working around the clock to ensure citizens understand those options and can exercise their rights in the way that works best for them,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, 

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Benson also mentioned that “more than one million ballots” have already been returned, and that “an incredible amount of enthusiasm” has been seen from Michiganders. Voting has never been more important and with so many options to vote there is no excuse this year not to. Support democracy by registering, or casting your vote today.

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