LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- The Michigan Senate adopted a bill Tuesday that would allow many local governments to prepare absentee ballots to be opened and processed the evening before Election Day.
Local clerks say that could shave hours off the process of tallying the ballots.
It’s an election where more absentee votes than ever will be cast – and with fewer poll workers to help count them.
Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck said that creates a problem. Every vote needs to be counted, but people get suspicious if the counting drags out.