Return Your Absentee Ballots Before August 4th

With the August 4th primary election just around the corner, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wants to remind absentee voters to get their ballots turned in on time.

Voters can still request an absentee ballot if they appear in person at their local clerk’s office. Because of the potential for postal delays, voters should both request their ballot and vote their ballot in the same visit.

More than 900,000 absentee ballots have already been returned, but more than 1.9 million were issued.

Michigan law states all ballots must be received by the clerk by 8 PM on August 4th in order to be counted. The fastest way to submit your ballot is to use the drop box at a city or township office, and voters may only return their ballot to the drop box of their own city or township.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand