How to find your ballot drop-box in Michigan


FILE – In this May 28, 2020, file photo a voter casts her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Just over four months before Election Day, President Donald Trump is escalating his efforts to delegitimize the upcoming presidential election. Last week he made a startling, and unfounded, claim that 2020 will be “the most corrupt election in the history of our country.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Voters Not Politicians and All Voting Is Local today launched, a free, easy-to-use online tool for Michigan voters to locate a secure drop box location or their local clerk’s office to cast their absentee ballots in the general election.

“Our citizen-led organization is committed to protecting our state and Michigan voters from partisan misinformation intended to disenfranchise and suppress voters,” said Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians. “Voting by absentee ballot is safe, secure, and convenient. The fact that Michigan has already seen historic levels of absentee ballot requests shows that voters in our state are seeing through the partisan rhetoric.”

One option for voters is to drop off their absentee ballot in person rather than mailing it back, Wang said.

The drop box locator tool was created to support those choosing to vote with an absentee ballot this year, especially first-time absentee voters, young voters, and historically disenfranchised voters in Detroit and other cities, who instead might choose to vote in-person despite COVID-19 risks or choose to not vote at all. The VNP Volunteer Advisory Council led the effort to ensure this tool would be available to voters across the state.

So far, clerks have installed over 1,000 drop boxes across the state, and more are being added every day, which will be updated on leading up to the election. Voters Not Politicians is also investing advertising dollars to communicate directly with voters about drop box locations in their area.

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