New in 2020, registered Michigan voters have the right to vote by mail via absentee ballot without providing a reason, as historically required. Additionally, voters can choose to receive absentee ballots permanently, for all future elections, through their local clerk.
Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) is encouraging members to use absentee ballots in the 2020 primary and general elections set for August 4 and November 3 respectively.
"From the federal and statewide races, and on down the ballot, this election is critical to the future of the food and agriculture sector," said Matt Kapp, MFB’s elections expert. "We want to see great voter turnout – despite the coronavirus pandemic – and increased use of absentee ballots is a great means to accomplish that."
Kapp also encouraged voters to review Michigan Farm Bureau’s list of AgriPac-endorsed candidates, “Our Friends of Agriculture were vetted by Farm Bureau members and selected for their commitment to representing farmers in a way that enables them to continue producing nutritious and abundant food.”
All election resources are available on the Michigan Voter Information Center: