All registered voters in the State of Michigan will have a chance to vote by mail in the August and November elections. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced yesterday that applications will be mailed to all registered Michiganders.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, people have been more concerned with the safety of voting in person. The May 5th election experienced a record breaking turnout of 25% with 99% of votes cast by mail or drop box. Typical voter turnout for May elections is around 12%.
Registered voters will receive an application to vote by mail from the Bureau of Elections which will include instructions. The application will need to be signed and mailed back to their local clerk. Voters can find the application online at Michigan.gov/vote where they can also register to vote and join the permanent absent voter list so they can always have the option to vote by mail.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand