From the Associated Press — Michigan lawmakers are poised to ease clerks’ ability to process a surge of absentee ballots in the battleground state’s presidential election, letting them start a day earlier than normal. Election officials currently cannot remove ballots from outer envelopes until 7 a.m. on Election Day – November 3. Legislation nearing Governor Gretchen Whitmer would allow opening between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, November 2. Ballots would remain in secrecy envelopes until being counted. The Republican-led House plans to pass the bill Thursday afternoon, and the Senate is likely to follow suit later in the day.
Full story at: https://www.wsjm.com/2020/09/24/michigan-legislature-poised-to-ease-processing-of-ballots/