Clinton Township election department closes due to COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 14:47:07-04

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Clinton Township's Election Department has closed due to positive COVID-19 cases.

Township clerk Kim Meltzer said three employees have tested positive.

“Due to an abundance of caution, we are shutting the department down temporarily and sending everyone to get tested,” Meltzer said. “It’s unfortunate we have to do this so close to the election, but there is no greater priority than the health and safety of our employees and residents,” she said.

Meltzer expects the department to reopen by Monday. In the meantime, there is staff on hand to empty outdoor collection boxes.

“We will continue to receive ballots by mail and from the six collection boxes throughout the township,” she said.

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