About 1 million Michigan voters have already returned absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election and more than 2.8 million have requested them, according to an update from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office.
In the 2016 general election, 4.9 million people voted in Michigan.
“Michigan citizens can be confident that all valid absentee ballots will be counted,” Benson said in a statement. “We are on pace to see more than 3 million absentee ballots cast, each of which will be verified to ensure the signature on the outside envelope matches the voter’s signature on file, and then securely counted on Election Day.”
Voters can check either check the status of their ballot application or actual ballot online at Michigan.gov/Vote or by calling their local election clerk.