Judge allows wiggle room on some absentee votes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Local governments that missed a June deadline to send absentee ballots to Michigan members of the armed forces still can count the votes if they're returned after Tuesday.

A federal judge in Grand Rapids approved a compromise Monday between the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Michigan. The government filed a lawsuit after learning that dozens of clerks missed the deadline.

If a ballot was sent to a military voter a day past the June 23 deadline, it can be accepted a day past the primary election Tuesday. If it was two days, then the extension will be two days.

The state says it believes the case affects only 150 ballots and many already could have been cast.

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