On Tuesday, May 5, elections will be held in 33 Michigan counties. According to Matt Kapp, Michigan Farm Bureau’s election specialist, the elections are moving forward amid the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order with the use of absentee voting and with every jurisdiction offering at least one in-person polling location.
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“While we encourage use of absentee ballots, voters shouldn’t be dissuaded from casting their ballots in-person if necessary,” Kapp said. “The guidance provided by the Secretary of State will help polling locations create an environment where voters can maintain social distancing.”
Ballot measures may include local school issues, school board races and area funding proposals.
“Elections remain an important means for county Farm Bureau members to influence decision-makers,” Kapp added. “Deciding local issues is your opportunity to influence local schools and local government for the benefit of farmers, their businesses and the future of their children."