The lawsuit towards Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was filed on behalf of the League of Girls Voters of Michigan and three voters.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A voting-rights group and voters sued Michigan’s prime election official on Friday, difficult a century-old regulation that requires absentee ballots to be acquired by the point polls shut on Election Day to be counted.
The lawsuit towards Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was filed on behalf of the League of Girls Voters of Michigan and three voters. It says a 2018 voter-approved constitutional modification that authorizes no-reason absentee voting lets voters return their poll by mail at any time throughout the 40 days earlier than an election. Disregarding ballots which might be postmarked on time however are available in late, the go well with says, may disenfranchise greater than 100,000 voters at a time absentee voting will rise amid a pandemic and there are mail delays. The go well with additionally says voters shouldn’t be required to pay postage to return their poll.
A Benson spokesman declined remark and stated her workplace had not but reviewed the go well with. She introduced earlier this week that her workplace had despatched absentee poll functions to hundreds of thousands of voters forward of the August major and November election — angering President Donald Trump and different Republicans who questioned her authority to take action.
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