OSCEOLA COUNTY — As townships, cities and counties across the state prepare for the Michigan general election in November, residents are reminded to register to vote.

To be able to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election, applicants must go through the registration process no later than Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Applicants are required to be U.S. citizens living within the city or township where he or she is registering and must be 18 years or older by the day of the election.

Individuals have the option to register by mail or in person at their city or township clerk’s office or at any Secretary of State office.

Registered voters who are 60 years or older, unable to vote without assistance at the polls, are in jail awaiting arraignment or trial, are expected to be out of town, are appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of their precinct of residence or cannot attend the polls due to religious reasons can apply for an absentee ballot.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

On election day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone who is unsure if they are registered to vote can confirm their registration status by visiting webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/.