Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that they have until Monday, January 30 to register to vote in the February 28 presidential primary election.

"This year will present Michigan residents with important choices at the voting booth, whether they are voting for president or local offices," said Johnson, Michigan's chief election officer. "I encourage everyone who is not yet registered to do so in order to participate in one of the foundations of our democracy, and that is casting a ballot."

The polls will be open on Election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To register, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.

Voters may register by mail, at their county, city or township clerk's office or by visiting any Secretary of State office. The mail-in form is available at