(WXYZ) - The Michigan Attorney General is investigating dozens of absentee ballots that may have been improperly submitted for the August primary for Hamtramck mayor and city council.
In one case, the Hamtramck City Clerk says the ballots were submitted in three batches by three people. Another case centers on whether a candidate told other candidates they could get guaranteed votes, for a price.
Hamtramck is a diverse community with a large Muslim population and voters can have a language barrier and not understand the process.
The clerk says the ballots were in envelopes signed by voters and they matched the signatures on file, but voters may not have marked their ballot. It is not known how long the investigation will take.
In the past, federal monitors have been called into Hamtramck because of problems with elections.