By Natasha Robinson, MPCA Communications Specialist
Several Michigan counties will hold elections on May 7, 2013 for measures impacting local communities. The deadline to register to vote in the May election is Monday, April 8, 2013. To register, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens and residents of Michigan. Voters can check their registration status and view a sample ballot at www.michigan.gov/vote. Absentee ballots are available through local county clerk’s officers for those who qualify. For more information, contact your county clerk’s office, or call the Department of State Information Center’s toll-free number: (888) SOS-MICH.