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Election Day 3 weeks away in many jurisdictions, voters have options

With three weeks remaining until elections in many jurisdictions across the state, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds voters that they have options to safely and securely cast their ballot.

“Michigan elections are among the most secure in the nation, and voters can safely and confidently cast their ballot from home by mail, at a secure ballot drop box or in person at their local polling place,” Benson said.
“Michigan.gov/Vote is a one-stop shop for eligible citizens to find their local clerk’s information, register to vote, request an absentee ballot be mailed to them, and track their ballot.”

To find out if a community is holding an election on Tuesday, November 2, residents can visit Michigan.gov/Vote. Eligible citizens can register to vote online for one more week. Within two weeks of the election, they will have to register in person at their local clerk’s office, where they can also request, fill out and return an absentee ballot all in the same trip.

Already registered voters can vote from home by requesting to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. They can make the request in person at their local clerk’s office or online at Michigan.gov/Vote. If voters choose to go to their local clerk’s office, they can fill out their ballot and return it in the same visit.

Voters can also cast their ballots in person at their polling place on Election Day. Polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.gov/Vote provides important information for voters ahead of Election Day, including a sample ballot, information about how to use voting equipment and how to contact a local clerk.


Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys hosts annual meeting

In conjunction with its Annual Meeting, the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) will be presenting a full-day workshop designed to address daily challenges facing municipal attorneys, sharpen their skills and take advantage of a great networking opportunity on Thursday, October 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S. Creyts Rd. in Lansing.

Sessions will include: Employment Law Update; Employment Investigations; American Rescue Plan Act funding; Amicus Update - MML Legal Defense Fund; Case Law Update; Legislative Update

MAMA is a specialized organization that provides a variety of services for municipal attorneys practicing in Michigan. Through its partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, MAMA has provided educational programs and information sharing designed for attorneys in public and private practice who counsel Michigan’s local communities.

Cost per person for the  MAMA Municipal Law Program & Annual Meeting (which includes continental breakfast, and luncheon) is $140 for MAMA members and $190 for non-members. Reservations can be made online at mama-online.org or by calling 517-323-7100.

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