Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson touts high voter turnout

Results could come later than usual due to high number of absentee ballots

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she sees nothing wrong with paper ballots and for multiple reasons that she touched on when she sat down with Local 4′s Hank Winchester.

DETROIT – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she sees nothing wrong with paper ballots and for multiple reasons that she touched on when she sat down with Local 4′s Hank Winchester.

Benson said the amount of absentee ballots is way up this year. In Michigan, all eligible and registered voters can fill out an absentee ballot without having to provide a reason why. This higher than usual number of absentee ballots could mean election results will be delayed.

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This Tuesday all eyes are on Michigan because there are 125 delegates at stake. Benson said that Michigan will not have the same problem as Iowa. In Iowa the results were delayed because there was uncertainty about the accuracy of them.

Michigan Presidential Primary Election: What to know before voting on March 10

Polls remain open until 8 p.m. and there are local issues on the ballot to be voted on in many communities. Voters in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties are voting on the DIA millage.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.