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West Bloomfield clerk's office warning of individual offering to return ballots for people

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 16:06:06-04

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — The West Bloomfield Clerk's Office says there has been a concerning report of an individual posing as a representative of the clerk's office is offering to return people's ballots to the clerk's office for them.

The report came from the social media platform Nextdoor.

The clerk's office said this person is not a representative of the clerk's office and that this is not a practice of the office.

Additionally, this practice is a felony; the ballot envelope states that authorized election officials, postal service employees/mail handlers or a member of the voter's household may be in possession of an absentee ballot.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, Sept. 24: Clerks must begin mailing absentee ballots
Monday, Oct. 19: Last day to register online or by mail
Tuesday, Oct. 20 - Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.: Voter registration allowed in-person at local clerk
Friday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.: Last day to request absentee ballot by mail. The Secretary of State is not encouraging requesting or returning ballots by mail this close to election day.
Tuesday, Nov. 3: In-person voting begins; polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.