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Jocelyn Benson mailing of absentee ballots ruled legal

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 10:29:46-04

LANSING, Mich. — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s mailing of absentee ballot applications to millions of Michigan voters, has been ruled legal by a state appeals court.
The judges ruled 2-to-2 Wednesday that she has the authority.
That’s based on a 2018 constitutional amendment expanding voting rights and the vote upholds a lower judge’s decision.
Applications started being sent out in May to voters who weren’t already on permanent absentee ballot lists to help encourage safe voting during the pandemic.