August Primary: Time Running Out to Return Absentee Ballots By Mail

Michigan’s primary election is one week away, and absentee ballots will be a much more common way to vote in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state of Michigan sent all registered voters an application for an absentee ballot earlier this year.

Almost 2 million people in Michigan requested absentee ballots.

That’s nearly four times higher than the number of requested ballots at this point ahead of the 2016 primary.

Absentee voting resulted in a record turnout for May’s election, but it might be too late to simply mail your ballot in for the August primary.

Michigan’s secretary of state says if you haven’t sent your ballot in yet, you should return it directly to your clerk’s office because mail may not get it there in time.

Any ballot received after polls close at 8 p.m. next Tuesday won’t count.

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