Public Notice to City of Taylor Voters: Upcoming election dates - General Election, November 8, 2016. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Deadline to register to vote for the upcoming election has passed, the deadline was Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
You can check your voter registration status at this website: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/
NOTE: Please have picture identification at the polls to vote or you must sign an affidavit of identity.For more information please contact the City Clerk's Office or visit www.michigan.gov/vote.
The Taylor City Clerk's Office would like to remind everyone that ballot selfies are prohibited at the polling place.
If you have a group interested in registering to vote and would like the clerk to attend an event to assist in registering voters, please contact the Clerk's Office.
Feel free to email the Clerk's Office with any questions you may have. Remember, every vote counts, so please exercise your right to do so.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER!
In an effort to promote safety and security at polling locations across the community, the Clerk's Office and the Taylor Police suggest that everyone involved in the election process remember State of Michigan election laws.
Voters are expected to turn out in record numbers on Tuesday, November 8, for the 2016 Presidential Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Our officers will be working closely with the Clerk’s Office to ensure that the voting process go smoothly according to all the rules,” Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said. “Officers and auxiliary officers will be deployed to ensure a peaceful process for all of our residents.”
In order to keep order at all polling places, Michigan election law, MCL 168.678, extends to precinct boards full authority to maintain peace, regularity and order at the polling place and to enforce obedience to their lawful commands during any primary or election and during the canvass of the votes after the poll is closed. Precinct boards are extended such authority as voters have a right to vote a secret ballot in a secure, orderly environment which is free of distractions.
Please expect to wait in line at this major election, and any disturbances in the polling locations will be reported to the local authorities.
Each polling location will have clearly marked areas outside for campaigning. Anyone distributing literature for candidates must be 100 feet from the entrance of where the voters are entering the building. The same rule applies when soliciting signatures on a petition form.
Please do not follow voters up to the entrance as you will be asked to return to the designated area, Clerk Cindy Bower said. If requests are ignored, you will be asked to leave the premises or physically removed if necessary. Per MCL 168.744 those found disobeying the 100-foot rule can be charged with a misdemeanor.
The placement of lawn signs is prohibited on easements near the street and on school property. Any signs found in these areas will be removed by local ordinance officers.
The City of Taylor thanks voters for their cooperation!
TOP TEN REASONS TO VOTE:
1. YOUR VOTE MATTERS! Many justify their apathy by saying their vote does not matter, there have been elections decided by one vote!!
2. Vote to defend your personal social agenda. Some laws protect or restrict social freedoms, a President may only serve one term, but their Supreme Court selection may be there for a generation.
3. Vote to protect your health. With climbing health care costs, our leaders may decide who gets health insurance and at what cost. Vote so you can have a say in what happens!
4. Vote to secure your safety. Choose leaders who you feel will protect your life and civil rights.
5. Vote to keep your money. Taxes are decided by the Politicians we elect.
6. Vote for those that fought for your right to vote. Many people worked hard and sacrificed so you have that right. It is your duty to exercise it.
7. Vote for those that have died for your freedom. Soldiers continue to fight and die in wars. Your vote decides who the leaders are who make the decision to go to war.
8. Vote to save the world. Global warming and environmental issues impact us all. Stand up for what you believe in by voting.
9. Vote for the next generation. Decisions we make today impact our children, grandchildren and all generations that follow. Make choices that will improve their lives by voting. It also sets a good example and encourages civil responsibility.
10. Last but not least - vote to decide our future. Together we decide our future, cast your ballot, it doesn't matter if your vote ends up going to the winner or loser - you exercised your right to vote, be proud of it!