With less than two weeks left before the election, officials are recommending absentee voters hand deliver their ballots to their local clerk’s office instead of relying on the postal system.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said, “Only the absentee ballots received by 8 p.m. on November 3 can be counted, and voters should not risk possible postal delays this close to the deadline.”
Registered voters can still request absentee ballots until November 2nd at their local clerk’s office, and eligible citizens can register to vote at the clerk’s office until November 3rd.
As of October 19th, more than 1.5 million Michigan citizens had already cast their absentee ballots. Benson also issued a reminder that polling places will be prepared with personal protective equipment on election day to ensure safe voting. She also issued a directive on October 16th clarifying that the open carry of firearms is not permitted in or within 100 feet of voting locations on Election Day.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand