Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Michigan Primary is right around the corner, and it's time to do your homework and cast an informed vote. If you're not sure what's on the ballot, don't worry. I'm here to help. The first thing you need to do is figure out what the heck is on the ballot, so visit the Michigan Voter Information Center (click here).
You just need to enter your name, birth year, and zip code, then you'll get a look at your local ballot. Since this is the presidential primary, you may only have a list of presidential candidates (most other issues will wait until November).
I'll admit, I was a little confused when I went to the MVIC link - the first two Republican candidates noted have officially withdrawn from the election, but are still listed. Um, okay. And if you're unclear as to why there's only one candidate noted on the Democratic side, please contact your local high school government teacher.
The Michigan Primary is February 28, so MAKE TIME TO VOTE! And if you're not in Michigan, make sure you know when you're supposed to vote - it's your chance to make a difference1