Secretary of State Ruth Johnson calls for renewed effort to pass secure absentee voting

JANUARY 5, 2015

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson calls for renewed effort to pass secure absentee voting

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today issued the following statement regarding the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 13, which eliminates straight-ticket voting in Michigan, and his statement in support of House Bill 4724, which would allow any qualified voter to cast a secure absentee ballot in person in a clerk’s office with the same ID requirements as voting at the polls on Election Day:

“First the state House voted in support, and now Gov. Snyder has gone on record in support of creating a secure absentee voting option for Michigan’s hardworking families. I strongly encourage the Legislature to finish the job for their clerks and voters who know this time-saving option will increase election integrity and help Election Day run more smoothly. The bill expands opportunities for absentee voting, which aids Election Day efficiency, while preserving and increasing the integrity and security of our elections.”

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