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Today is Last Day to Register to Vote in February Primary

Did you just turn 18? Just move to town? The GOP presidential candidates will be on the ballot in Rochester and Rochester Hills.

After Florida this week, and after Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri next week, the GOP presidential candidates are on their way to Michigan.

The state's presidential primary is Feb. 28, and Monday is the last day to register to vote in that election.

Michigan residents who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old can register at a Secretary of State branch office or at the or

The presidential candidates will be the only ones on the February ballot in Rochester and Rochester Hills.

Oakland County Clerk Bill Bullard Jr. unveiled a Public Service Announcement designed to help answer voters' questions about the upcoming primary.

The webpage oakgov.com/clerkrod/askbill goes into detail about how and why the Presidential Primary process came about, and other less common questions voters might have. 

“People always ask me if they have to declare what party they are in before they can vote for President,” Bullard said. “Technically, the answer is no. But you do have to ask for one ballot or the other."

dk February 06, 2012 at 12:30 PM
At the end of the day, here's a very important thing to remember: Thanks to the new Republican budget, 51% of all Michigan tax payer will pay MORE in personal income taxes in 2012 and beyond. Read that again. Over HALF of Michiganders will pay MORE TAXES because of the Republican budget. This is not Democrats. This is not even the Republicans of yesterday. This is, in fact, a mostly tea party-driven legislature who came in on a small government, less taxes bandwagon, tooting horns and banging tambourines. And they just raised taxes on over half of our residents. Oh, yeah, and that whole smaller government thing? Republicans passed an unprecedented 323 laws in Michigan last year. Think about that. If you are unemployed or poor, you have to pee in a cup. If you make $334+ plus a year, you only got a $7 tax increase while the people earning less than $334 got to make up their share. While public employees have had their wages cut, law makers in Lansing are the second highest paid in the country - right behind CA. If we are ever going to get MI back on track, it is with free post secondary education - not tax cuts for corporations and business cronies.

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