Vote early, farm-friendly | Michigan Farm News

Vote early, farm-friendly

Category: Politics

by Nicole Sevrey, Michigan Farm Bureau


If you can’t make it to the polls for the Aug. 7 primary election, follow three easy steps to ensure your vote is counted:

  1. Complete the absentee ballot application.
  2. Submit it to your local clerk (the sooner the better to allow mailing time for your ballot.)
  3. Review the 2018 AgriPac endorsements to support farm-friendly candidates running in your area.

Not registered to vote? Start here.

"From the statewide races and on down the ballot, this election is important for the future of the state’s farming industry," said Matt Kapp, Michigan Farm Bureau’s elections expert. "We want to see Farm Bureau members out voting, and that’s why we're encouraging appropriate use of absentee ballots."

Shortly after the primary election, Farm Bureau will host its Statewide Candidate Forum on Aug. 15 in Lansing.

“We’re inviting candidates running for the open governor’s seat and the U.S. Senate candidates to share their positions on important agricultural issues and give attendees an opportunity to ask questions,” Kapp said. “We hope this will provide farmers with insight on the candidates that may not be apparent through mainstream media.”

To preregister for the free event, visit