Military voting access boosted with new Michigan election law

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2023
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Military and overseas voters will effectively get more time to return absentee ballots under a bill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Monday. Senate Bill 259, which goes into effect immediately, gives Michigan voters living overseas and those serving in the military a grace period after polls close. As long as a ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received by the local clerk no more than six days later, the votes will count. Military spouses and dependents are also covered under the new law. Past policy required military and overseas ballots...

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