Secretary of State
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today that she will mail postcards informing voters of their right to vote from home in the November presidential election and encouraging them to do so by applying online or at their local election clerk’s office. The postcards will be mailed from the Michigan Bureau of Elections to the 4.4 million active, registered voters who are not on a permanent absent-voter list and have not already applied to have their November . . .
Michigan saw record-breaking turnout in Tuesday’s primary election while still operating polling places across the state that remained clean, calm and safe throughout the day . . .
Voters with absent voter ballots at their homes should bring them to their local election clerk’s office or drop box prior to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Voters should not place them in the mail at this point, as they may not arrive by 8 p.m. Tuesday and would therefore not be counted. Voters can find their clerk’s location and contact information at Michigan.gov/Vote. A list of ballot drop boxes is at Michigan.gov/SOS. . .
The Michigan Department of State posted the names of the remaining 180 semifinalists for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, following the removal of 20 applicants struck by the quadrant leaders of the state Legislature. The list of the remaining semifinalists and correspondence from the legislative leaders naming the applicants they removed are available at RedistrictingMichigan.org.. . . .
Michigan’s elections system is safe, secure, and prepared to handle the challenges of the COVID-19 era, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson confirmed at a press conference today. Ahead of the statewide primary next week, Benson discussed the work . . .
As we celebrate our nation this 4th of July weekend, ahead of the Aug. 4 state primary and Nov. 3 presidential election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is inviting voters to honor a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, past or present, by dedicating their ballot to them. . . .
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