4.4 Million Can Vote From Home in Michigan
With the presidential election coming up in November, it's time to start getting organized when it comes to placing votes.
According to WILX, Michigan will mail postcards telling 4.4 million registered voters that they can vote from home in November's presidential election.
They will spend $2 million to reimburse local governments that provide pre-paid postage on absentee ballot return envelopes.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the moves are needed to make sure voters and election workers continue to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
I think this is going to make everyone feel much more comfortable knowing they can vote from home and feel safe in the process.
"The mailing of postcards, which will cost about $1.4 million and go to roughly half of the state's nearly 7.8 registered voters, will occur between Aug. 20 and Sept. 20." (WILX)
"The notifications will be sent to people who are not already on a permanent list to get an absentee ballot or who did not request one as part of Benson's mailing of applications to 6.4 million voters in the spring." (WILX)
"The state will allocate $5.5 million to federal funding to local jurisdictions not only for postage on ballot return envelopes but also to redesign envelopes to the standards of the U.S. Postal Service and to buy drop boxes and equipment such as automatic letter openers and ballot tabulators." (WILX)