All Michiganders Have the Option to Vote by Mail in the 2020 Election
If you were worried about crowded voting centers for elections, check your mail because you are about to receive an application to vote by mail.
After watching what happened in Wisconsin during the primaries, with many contracting the coronavirus because of crowds at voting centers, I have to tell you I was a bit concerned about voting in the upcoming election.
Nothing will stop me from voting, but I have to admit that I am glad that I can now vote by mail.
I am not here to tell you who to vote for, I will leave that up to you, but I did want to make sure you knew about the option to vote by mail. This may help many people vote who normally would not be able to get out of work or even worse not be able to make it to the poles.
According to WOOD, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made the announcement Tuesday that you will get an application to vote by mail sent to you so you are able to participate in the August and November elections.
This is great news and I hope even after the pandemic goes away someday, they keep the vote by mail feature. There are many people who live really far from voting centers or don't have the transportation nor the health to make the trip so this could solve voting for several people.
Plus, you shouldn't have to be concerned about your health in order to vote. This should make it easier and safer for the voter plus less traffic for those working the polls which will be safer for them as well.
The process is pretty simple, just fill out the application that is mailed to you or download it from the state's website. You even have the option of registering as a permanent absent voter which is very handy for those who travel for work.
Here is a link to the voter application is you would rather not wait for the state to mail you an application.
Make sure you vote and be kind and share this piece of info with your friends and family.