Three precincts to move for November election
By Anne Sullivan, The News-Herald
PUBLISHED: September 19, 2008
TAYLOR — Voters in three precincts in the city will be casting ballots in a new location in the Nov. 4 general election.
City Clerk Mary Ann Rilley has made a few changes to help streamline the process and make voting more efficient.
"Michigan has been characterized as a battleground state and we anticipate that there will be a record turnout of voters at this year's election," Rilley said. "So, in an effort to process voters with more comfort, efficiency and ease, we have relocated three precincts to new polling locations."
Voters in Precinct 9 will head to the Ford Senior Center, 6750 Troy, to cast ballots Nov. 4 in this year's presidential election.
The new polling location for voters in Precincts 27 and 29 is at Eureka Heights Elementary School, 25125 Eureka Road.
Any U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age and wanting to cast a ballot in the November general election has until Oct. 6 to register to vote.
Voters can register at the clerk's office in the city or township where they live or at a Secretary of State Office.
Residents of the city of Taylor who are not certain of their voter status or want to verify the precinct where they vote and its location can call the clerk's office at 1-734-374-1474.
When going to vote Nov. 4, bring a piece of photo identification. A registered voter can show a Michigan driver's license or personal identification card at the polling location.
Voters who do not have a Michigan driver's license or Michigan personal identification card can use any of the following pieces of identification:
-Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
-Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
-Military identification card with photo.
-Student identification card with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
-Tribal identification card with photo.
Under Michigan election law, a voter without picture identification will be allowed to vote after signing an affidavit verifying identity.
Residents who qualify to vote absentee can request an application from the city clerk's office.
"Every effort is being made to ensure a smooth voting experience for our electors," Rilley said.