Fort Gratiot Township has announced the consolidation of some voting precincts. Township Clerk Bob Beuchler said the changes are being made in order to allow for the high number of voters participating via absentee ballot in the upcoming elections.
The changes are expected to impact approximately 800 voters total according to the clerk. Beuchler said they “attempted to impact as few voters as possible,” while doing everything they could to prepare for the increase in turnout as well as absentee ballots.
All voters affected by the changes in the precincts will receive a new voter ID card in the mail in the next few weeks with the new precinct and polling location information. Beuchler said absentee ballot applications for the March 10, 2020 presidential primary election were mailed out to residents on the permanent absentee voter list this week. A map of the new precinct lines is available on the township’s website, social media, and newsletter.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.