What to know about absentee ballots this year

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With six weeks until the mid-terms, Michigan lawmakers are debating whether to provide local clerks more time to process absentee ballots before Election Day.

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, said he is thinking of proposing two days to help smooth the vote counting process for clerks, who have urged more time. Nationally, 38 states allow clerks to process absentee ballots before Election Day.

Clerks are beginning to send out absentee ballots this week to those who request them. Haven’t yet registered? Here’s everything to know about registering to vote and obtaining an absentee ballot this year.

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