It's your right - take the time to vote!
Voting is one of our most cherished rights. But before you can cast a ballot, you must be registered to vote - Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the last day to register in Michigan for the November general election.
You can register by mail, at your local clerk's office or at any Secretary of State branch office. You must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Election Day (Nov. 8) and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register. Find a helpful step-by-step guide at www.Michigan.gov/elections.
You can check to see if you are already registered to vote, find your polling place or take a look at your sample ballot at www.Michigan.gov/vote.
New service helps locate lost life insurance money
A new free service will help beneficiaries find a deceased family member's life insurance policy or annuity contract that was purchased in Michigan.
Each month, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) will forward consumer requests to Michigan licensed life insurance and annuity companies to locate lost policies. The companies will search their records for any policies in the name of the deceased. Beneficiaries or legal representatives will be contacted directly by companies only if they have a life insurance policy or annuity contract naming the deceased.
Find more information about the Life Insurance Annuity Search Service, including a request form, at www.michigan.gov/difs.
Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide now available
Whether you plan to enjoy this special season from the comfort of your car while traveling one of the state's scenic byways or by getting out on foot and trekking into the north woods, autumn is spectacular in Michigan!
The 2016 Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide features articles on fall color drives, hiking adventures and cultural attractions as well as stories on craft breweries and wine country. The publication also includes a directory of state parks and campgrounds and a calendar of events. Access the digital version and sign up for weekly fall color updates at www.michigan.org. Or contact my office to receive a print copy.
I continue to hold office hours monthly around the district. Here are the upcoming times:
Friday, October 21, 2016
Peppermill Restaurant, 685 N Port Crescent Street, Bad Axe
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sandusky City Hall, 26 W Speaker Street, Sandusky
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Fort Gratiot Township Office, 3720 Keewahdin Road, Fort Gratiot Twp
2 – 3:30 p.m
Michigan's 25th Senate District