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  Michigan sends mail-in vote applications to all registered voters
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  May 22, 2020 12:42pm
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News DateTuesday, May 19, 2020 08:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDETROIT (Reuters) - Michigan will send absentee ballot applications to all registered voters, a state official announced on Tuesday, as the state prepares to hold the Nov. 3 election largely by mail due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, said 1.3 million permanent absentee voters are normally mailed an application before each election, but that would be extended to all 7.7 million Michigan voters.

“By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” Benson, a Democrat, said in a statement.

Voters will have to return an application by mail or email to receive a ballot to vote in the Aug. 4 state primary or the Nov. 3 general election.
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