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New voter identification cards are in the mail
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New voter identification cards are in the mail

Every registered voter in the City of Grand Rapids will be receiving a new voter identification card by the end of June. The City Clerk's Office mailed 119,249 new voter ID cards today containing updated voter information due to the reapportionment and redistricting process. The district and precinct changes are effective for the upcoming Primary Election on August 7, 2012.

During the reapportionment process, the total number of precincts in Grand Rapids was decreased from 83 to 77 to continue to right-size our local precincts and administer cost effective and efficient elections. The boundaries, precinct numbers and polling locations of some precincts were changed. Additionally, the boundaries for several County Commissioner and State Legislative Districts have changed.

Grand Rapids City Clerk Lauri Parks noted, "If you do not receive a new voter ID card in the mail by July 6th it may have been undeliverable due to a new address. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 456-3010 to assure the correct address is on file for your voter registration; request a corrected voter ID card be mailed or to find out about registering to vote in your new jurisdiction."

Voters are encouraged to read their voter ID cards thoroughly, sign it, and keep it in a safe place. Residents can also refer to www.michigan.gov/vote to confirm their voter registration status or contact the Grand Rapids City Clerk's office at 616-456-3010 for more information.

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