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Absentee Ballots on Pace to Surpass 2016 Presidential Election in Lansing

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Some election leaders say based on the number of absentee ballots coming in, next week’s election should garner a record voter turnout.

In Lansing, election leaders say the city is about 700 absentee ballots short of the number of absentee ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election. City leaders expect the number of those ballots to outpace 2016 in the next few days.

Also, absentee voters have the option of stopping into their clerk’s office on Saturday until 2 p.m. or they can drop it off Monday by 4 p.m. according to the Secretary of State’s office.

To cast an absentee ballot in Michigan, voters need to have a reason including age, a religious cause or being out of town on election day according to the Secretary of State.

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