Here are four things you can do before election day to be a more informed and involved voter:
1. Apply for an absent voter ballot.If you can't get to your polling place, you can still exercise your right to vote. Brighton absentee voter applications are posted on-line. If you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
2. Review a sample ballot.Ballots are posted michigan.gov website. In Brighton, there are separate ballots for voters who live in within the city limits, Genoa Township and Green Oak Township.
3. Learn about the issues.The City of Brighton City Manager Dana Foster will be conducting a series of three public information meetings at the Brighton Community Center located at 555 Brighton Street on October 22 and October 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of the public information meetings is to present information and answer questions about the four Headlee Millage Lid Override Ballot Proposals which City of Brighton voters will have an opportunity to vote on at the Nov. 5 election. Go to brightoncity.org for more information.
4. Learn about the Genoa Township Road MillageThe Genoa Township website has posted detailed information about their bond proposal.
Residents living on the roads which could be affected by the vote also spoke out about their concerns. See their story here.