Stories tagged: "mail-in voting"


Michigan voters who choose to drop off their absentee ballots must use a box in their registered jurisdiction. (Photos by Franz Knight)
AP Survey Finds No Major Problems With Ballot Drop Boxes in 2020

The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey.

LANSING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 03: Voters arrive to cast their ballots in a school gymnasium on November 03, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans went to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
‘It’s About Controlling Who Votes’: The Michigan GOP’s Plan to Overhaul Voting Laws

Republicans are trying to overhaul state election laws exploiting a quirk in the Michigan Constitution that would allow them to jam through changes without putting it to a vote of all Michigan voters. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would also have no say in the process. The effort would make it more difficult to vote by mail, vote in person, and could eliminate one in five Michigan’s polling places.

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Pre-Paid Postage and 9 Days of Early Voting? Michigan Will Soon Decide New Voting Norms

A new voting amendment would protect absentee ballots and expand voting access, combatting an existing Republican-led plan that would ban voting at churches—among other restrictions. 

Detroit voters can still request their party box to celebrate civic engagement.
You Could Be One of 10,000 Voters to Receive a Free ‘Party at the Mailbox.’ Here’s How.

Voting for the first time can be daunting or dull—especially in a pandemic. These women want to make it an experience to remember.

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.