Michigan has more than 700 absentee ballot drop-off locations – find the one you should use
Posted at 7:29 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated2020-09-24 06:29:20-04
(WXYZ) — Michigan has more than 700 absentee ballot drop-off locations in the state, meaning you don't have to mail in your absentee ballot ahead of the 2020 November election. Instead, you can drop it off in the location in your jurisdiction.
The Secretary of State's Office has published a list of the more than 700 locations, broken down by county and then alphabetized by city in each county.
**NOTE: YOU MUST ONLY USE THE DROP BOX IN YOUR JURISDICTION. YOU CANNOT DROP IT OFF AT ANY BALLOT BOX**
View the entire list by clicking here and then clicking "who is my clerk?" This comes as the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing massive delays, and even warned the state there could be a problem with ballots being returned on time.
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USPS General Counsel Thomas Marshall wrote to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and 45 other states that timelines for mail deliveries could mean ballots sent too close to Election Day may not arrive in time and lead to their disqualification.
"This mismatch creates a risk that ballots requested near the deadline under state law will not be returned by mail in time to be counted under your laws as we understand them," Marshall wrote in a letter.
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