MICHIGAN BUREAU OF ELECTIONS
Michigan Electors to be given police escort to Lansing Capitol Building for vote
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State House, Senate and Capitol buildings will be closed Monday as the Electoral College meets. RELATED: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets“The decision was not made because of anticipated protests, but was made based on credible threats of violence,” McCann said. That decision is made by the Capitol Commission.”Electors will be given police escorts Monday and one said she’s taking things further and will be wearing a bullet-proof vest. You can watch the Electoral College meeting here. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has targeted Detroit in recent weeks, despite there being no evidence of fraud in the city.
Michigan State House and Senate offices close Monday during Electoral College vote
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State House, Senate and Capitol buildings will be closed Monday as the Electoral College meets. According to Rep. Darrin Camilleri, the entire legislature will be working remotely due to safety concerns during the Electoral College vote. RELATED: What’s in store when the Electoral College meetsCamilleri said he was not briefed on the potential threats, but said when the offices have closed in the past, it was due to threats. You can watch the Electoral College meeting here. I call on the House Republicans who joined the recent court case to publicly apologize, renounce their actions and respect the will of the voters.
Michigan Bureau of Elections plans for ‘most comprehensive post-election audits in state history’
The Michigan Bureau of Elections has released preliminary plans for what it is calling “the most comprehensive post-election audits of any election in state history.”The audits will include a statewide risk-limiting audit, a complete zero-margin risk-limiting audit in Antrim County, and procedural audits in more than 200 jurisdictions statewide, including absentee ballot counting boards, according to the Bureau. Related: Few Michigan absentee ballots rejected amid record voter turnout in 2020 election“I am a longstanding proponent of post-election audits to review election procedure and affirm public confidence in our elections,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in a news release Wednesday. “By conducting the most comprehensive set of audits in our state’s history, the Bureau of Elections and Michigan’s more than 1,600 local election clerks are demonstrating the integrity of our election.”The Bureau published the following list of precincts and absentee ballot counting boards that it says will undergo procedural audits conducted by either counties or the state:View here: Michigan 2020 General Election resultsRead: Fact-checking 5 claims about mail-in votingRead: Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none
Bureau Of Elections Plans Most Comprehensive Post-Election Audits In Michigan’s History
(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Bureau of Elections released preliminary plans for the most comprehensive post-election audits of any election in state history, including a statewide risk-limiting audit, a complete zero-margin risk-limiting audit in Antrim County, and procedural audits in more than 200 jurisdictions statewide, including absentee ballot counting boards. “I am a longstanding proponent of post-election audits to review election procedure and affirm public confidence in our elections,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “By conducting the most comprehensive set of audits in our state’s history, the Bureau of Elections and Michigan’s more than 1,600 local election clerks are demonstrating the integrity of our election.”To confirm the accuracy of ballot tabulation machines, the Bureau and clerks will conduct a long-planned statewide risk-limiting audit of the presidential election. A pilot statewide risk-limiting audit demonstrated the accuracy of the machines after the March 10, 2020 presidential primary. Additionally, a zero-margin risk-limiting audit of the presidential election will be conducted by the Bureau and county officials in Antrim County in December.detroit.cbslocal.com
GOP-led committees in Michigan authorize subpoena for election information
Members of the GOP-led House and Senate oversight committees met Saturday and authorized a subpoena to the Michigan Bureau of Elections for information and communications related to the 2020 primary and general elections. The hearing was held in the wake of President Trump and his supporters claiming there were voting irregularities in Michigan. Nevertheless, Trump supporters gathered outside the state Capitol on Saturday to demand investigations into the election process. “I look forward to reviewing our election processes across Michigan through the joint efforts of these two committees so we can build a system that people can depend on,” Hall said. Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, said the future of the U.S. depends on the legitimacy of the election process.mlive.com
Investigation underway after ballot box damaged outside mid-Michigan township hall
LAPEER COUNTY, MI – An investigation is underway by police after a newly installed ballot box was damaged outside of a township hall in northwest Lapeer County. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office is looking into who may be responsible for damaging the box earlier this month outside the Marathon Township Hall, 4575 Pine St., in Columbiaville. A resident near the township hall told police they were outside around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 2 and did not recall seeing any damage at the time. “It’s made out of metal,” he said of the ballot box. A slot remains on the front door of the township hall where residents can drop off their ballots.mlive.com
Accessible Michigan absent voter ballot application now available
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Bureau of Elections has launched an accessible absent voter ballot application that can be used to apply for an accessible electronic absent voter ballot for the August Election. Blind voters and others with severe disabilities that prevent them from voting absent voter ballots privately and independently can mark the documents on an electronic device, using their own assistive technology, without visiting a polling place or clerks office. Voters with disabilities can also visit their local clerks office to request an absent voter ballot in person. Those options include absentee by mail, absentee at a ballot dropbox, in-person absentee at their local clerks office or satellite office, or at a polling location on election day. Blind voters can locate the accessible application to vote absentee at Michigan.gov/Vote by clicking the link to download an application or the submenu for absentee voting.