We’re just about a month and a half away from Michigan’s presidential primary election. Local municipal clerks are reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote and to apply for an absentee ballot if they haven’t done so already. Fort Gratiot Township Clerk Bob Buechler tells WPHM township residents who have previously voted absentee will be receiving an application in the mail in the coming days. Absentee applications can also be found at your local clerk’s office. An absentee ballot can now be obtained for no stated reason. There will also be some changes starting March 10th in where some Fort Gratiot Township residents will be casting their votes. Precinct five will be now be merged with precinct one. That means residents who used to vote at the Pointe Community Center will now vote at Keewhadhin Elementary School. To register to vote in the March 10th primary, visit your local secretary of state office or city or township clerk.