Stories tagged: "vote by mail"


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Why You Really Need to Use Michigan’s Ballot Drop Boxes Right Now

A last-minute court ruling reversed Michigan's ballot deadline extension. That means absentee ballots should be mailed by Oct. 19 to be counted on Election Day.

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.

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, election workers process mail-in ballots during a nearly all-mail primary election  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Michigan Senate Approves Early Processing of Ballots—Here’s What That Means for You

Local and county clerks are cheering on the ballots processing decision, saying it's "desperately needed" for November.

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Michigan Ballots Will Be Counted for Two Weeks After the Election

Considering postal delays and the pandemic, Michigan will count ballots for two weeks after Election Day.

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) spoke to The 'Gander about experience, integrity, and one of America's oldest institutions.
After 30 Years Working for the Postal Service, Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Knows How to Fight for It

The Detroit native's district has lost five valuable sorting machines already, each capable of processing 37,000 pieces of mail an hour.

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.
These 4 Lawsuits Could Change Everything for Michigan’s November Election

Lawsuits are seeking to change a wide range of election practices before November. We have a breakdown of the top four.

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.