Are You Registered?

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Everyone who wants to vote in this year's presidential election needs to be registered to vote by the end of Monday, October 4.

Local clerks around the area report an increase in the voter roles, and Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land says when all the numbers are added up, 96 percent of those who can vote will be registered to vote. Land is quick to point out, however, that does not mean she expects the 96 percent to show up at the polls November 2.

In Lansing, about 70 percent of eligible voters are signing up, according to City Clerk Betsie Miner. "We are swamped," with applications she tells News 10 and is adding more staff to help process the registration forms.