Absentee ballot applications being mailed for May 5 election.

March 24, 2020

Absentee ballot applications being mailed for May 5 election.

The May 5 special election will go forward in Mason County, but may be limited to absentee voting, according to Mason County Clerk Cheryl Kelly. 

The City of Scottville will be asking voters to amend the city charter to consolidate the two voting wards into one, converting all seven commission seats into at-large representatives. 

Grant and Meade township voters who reside within the Manistee Intermediate School District will be asked to vote on a millage renewal request. 

Kelly said the State Bureau of Elections will be assisting township clerks and Scottville city clerks by sending absentee voter ballot applications to all voters in the above mentioned jurisdictions, along with a postage prepaid, pre-addressed return envelope. These applications will be sent to all voters who have not already requested an absent voter ballot. The return envelope will be pre-addressed to the local clerk and will also include an e-mail address that voters can use to scan/photograph and email the application. 

“At this time, it has not been determined whether or not the polls will be open on May 5, 2020 or if voting will be by an absentee ballot only due to the COVID 19 virus,” Kelly said. ”Therefore, individuals wishing to make application to vote in the May 5, 2020 Special Election can do so via the information provided above.

“The Mason County Clerk’s office is working diligently with the Secretary of State and the Bureau of Elections on a daily basis to obtain updated information.”

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