is reminding residents that they have until Monday, July 9 to register to vote in the Aug. 7 state primary election. If you are not yet registered and want to participate in the upcoming statewide elections you still have time to do so. Stop by your local clerk’s office or Secretary of State office to fill out the voter registration form. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To register, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register. To check registration status, residents may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at Secretary of State Ruth Johnsonwww.michigan.gov/vote. Residents can also find information there on absentee voting, Michigan’s voter identification requirement, how to use voting equipment and how to contact their local clerk. In addition, they will find a sample ballot and map to their local polling place. Voters who qualify may choose to cast an absentee ballot. Those who wish to receive their absentee ballot by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. As a reminder, voters will be asked to provide identification when at the polls on Election Day. They will be asked to present valid photo ID, such as a Michigan driver’s license or identification card. Additional election information can be found at www.michigan.gov/elections. For more information about voting and the Secretary of State’s Office, visit www.michigan.gov/sos. Sign up for the official Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/michsos and Facebook updates at www.facebook.com/michigansos.