Michigan Secretary of State to support City of Detroit in November election
DETROIT Following irregularities in ballot counting in Detroit during the August Primary, the state is stepping in to ensure votes are counted properly for the November General Election. Little Caesars Arena will provide space for physically distant in person training for new election workers to ensure election workers and staff are fully prepared to execute their duties on Election Day. Hiring additional staff to support the City clerks office, including Christopher Thomas, former Michigan Bureau of Elections Director, who will serve as a senior advisor. Revising protocols for ballot counting and sorting to make more effective use of high-speed scanners (tabulators) and reduce the potential for error. The City of Detroit is committed to ensuring our elections are safe, secure, and accessible to all, said Duggan.
2020 General Election in Michigan: Key dates, deadlines to know
Michigan reported record voter turnout in the 2020 primary election due to the increase in mail-in voting. Here are some key dates and deadlines to know:Registering to voteYou can register at any time up to 8 p.m. on Election Day at your city or township clerks office. Related: President Trumps rhetoric on voter fraud is misleadingAll registered voters can request an absentee ballot online through our absentee voter request form before October 20. If you request your AV ballot the day before the election or on Election Day, you must vote the ballot in the clerks office. Your completed absentee ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3).