Stories tagged: "mail-in voting"


FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wears a mask before talking about voting and the upcoming elections in Detroit. Benson said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that the 1.5 million people with absentee ballots still in hand should put them in a drop box or take them to their local clerk's office rather than use the mail with two weeks to go until the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Election Head: Drop Off Absentee Ballot, Don’t Mail It

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson warns that mail delivery delays could mean your ballot won’t make it in time. To ensure your vote counts, she recommends using on of the state’s 700+ ballot drop-off boxes.

Whether you're walking your ballot to an approved drop box, into your local clerks office, or taking advantage of other options, Michigan voters can cast their ballots safely and securely.
Michigan Republicans Seek to Reverse Decisions About Counting Absentee Ballots

An earlier decision that allowed any ballot postmarked before election day is being challenged by local, state and national Republicans.

Sec. of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel. Photos via the Associated Press.
Michigan’s New Intimidating Robocalls Are Part of a Long History of Racist Voter Suppression

Robocalls are spreading false information about mail-in voting ahead of the election. Here’s what Michigan’s leaders are doing to stop it.

Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with supporters of President of the United States Donald Trump at a "Keep America Great" rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
Trump Jr. Claimed Dead People Voted in Michigan’s August Primary. They Didn’t.

President Trump's son claimed that 8% of the votes in the August primary came from the dead. The Detroit Free Press fact checked that claim. (Spoiler alert: It’s not true.)

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)
Court: Michigan Has ‘Clear and Broad Authority’ to Mail Absentee Ballot Applications

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that Michigan has done what it had to do to conduct an election during a global health crisis.

Letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va., Friday, July 31, 2020. Delays caused by an increase in voting by mail may contribute to public doubts about the results. The public might not know the winner of the presidential race on Election Day because of a massive shift to voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because mail ballots take longer to count because of security procedures and laws in some states that limit when they can be processed.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
More Than 10,000 Ballots Weren’t Counted in Michigan’s August Primary. Here’s Why.

The United States Postal Service has never been more important to elections, but it faces more challenges than ever. What can be done before November?

Despite the larger number of people taking advantage of Absentee Ballots, a few still choose to vote in person at the polls. Photo by Franz Knight.
Michigan Clerks Tell Us What They Learned From the Primary, and What Needs to Change by November

As November looms, work is already underway to shore election procedures.