Stories tagged: "Absentee Ballots"


Ballot counts in Detroit are not matching poll records. SOS Benson will investigate to ensure the same problems don't arise in November. Photo by Franz Knight.
Detroit’s Primary Ballot Count Had Discrepancies. Now SOS Benson Is Stepping in to Help

An investigation could help the city understand what went wrong, and prevent a repeat in November.

In a leap forward for voter access, Oakland County is the first county in the state that will pay for postage on all ballots returned by mail. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Absentee Ballot Postage Could Be Free, Thanks to Michigan SOS Benson

To help ensure November’s election goes smoothly, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is reimbursing $2 million in pre-paid postage for absentee ballot returns.

In a leap forward for voter access, Oakland County is the first county in the state that will pay for postage on all ballots returned by mail. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Oakland County Will Pay for Postage on Absentee Ballots in November Election

Democrats and Republicans on the county board unanimously agreed the up to $1.10 cost per ballot was worth ensuring all residents’ ability to vote by mail.

Nearly 2 million absentee ballots have been issued in Michigan ahead of the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has advice for ‘Ganders voting absentee as she sets the stage in the state for pandemic-era polling across the nation this historical election season. (Photo via the Office of the Governor)
SOS Benson: Michiganders Need to Drop off Their Absentee Ballots Before Tuesday, Aug. 4

Take your absentee ballot to your local clerk or drop box instead of sending it through the mail, advises Secretary Benson.

State Reps. Kara Hope and Leslie Love. Photos courtesy their offices.
Reps Hope and Love Want To Improve Mail-In Voting in Michigan. Here’s How.

With a primary election Aug. 4, two state representatives are trying to smooth out the voting process in time to bring support to local clerks.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson spoke exclusively to The 'Gander about how voting came to feel like a holiday for her, and how she's setting up Michigan's elections to lead by example during the pandemic. (Screenshot via YouTube)
WATCH: What SOS Benson Wants Every Michigander to Know this Election Year

In an exclusive interview with The ’Gander, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson talked first elections to pandemic-era polls. Here’s how Michigan will set the stage for 2020.

Michigan voters who want absentee ballots can now request ballots online with no need to print and return applications by mail. Photos via Shutterstock.
Game Changer: You Can Now Request Your Michigan Absentee Ballot Online

Printing and mailing applications is so 2019. Online applications are available in a snap for Michiganders.