LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan appeals court has denied a request to require the counting of absentee ballots received after the time polls close on Election Day.
The ruling says the deadline remains intact despite voters’ approval of a constitutional amendment that expanded mail-in voting.
The court in a 2-1 decision released Wednesday says it is up to lawmakers to change the deadline. The League of Women Voters of Michigan and three voters sued in May, seeking a declaration that absentee ballots be counted as long as they are mailed on or before Election Day and are received within six days of the election.
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