Detroit voters wait in long lines for absentee ballots, city clerk suggests additional locations

Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 17:22:43-05

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey confirms that some city voters seeking absentee ballots are experiencing long lines today, one day before Election Day.

Winfrey tells 7 Action News there are lines at the Wayne County Community College Eastern Campus (located at I-94 and Conner) and at the Northwest Campus (at West Outer Drive and the Southfield Freeway).

Voters at the northwest campus were waiting 2 and a half to three hours.

There are also delays, she says, at her elections division office on West Grand Boulevard.

Winfrey says registered voters can vote absentee today at five satellite locations and may get quicker service at the Rosa Parks Transit Center downtown or the Patten Center in southwest Detroit. 

More information on the city of Detroit's absentee voting sites is available here.