Waves of absentee ballots go to voters

NEW TIMES–Kristin Kahler, L’Anse Township Clerk, at the ballot drop box in front of the town hall. “We’ve sent out 915 absentee ballots and have just under half of them back,” Kahler said Tuesday. “We’re still sending applications (to vote absentee) out every day. It’s nice to see people interested. And the drop box is getting a lot of use.”

by Melissa Newland
With the dramatic increase to the number of Absentee Voter (AV) ballots issued county-wide, Township Clerks have had their plates full.  “The 2020 election cycle has ushered in a dramatic increase in AV voting” stated Baraga County Clerk Wendy Goodreau. The reason for the increase, Goodreau noted, is partly due to the passage of a constitutional amendment to allow no-reason absentee voting (2018), but noted it was more likely due to the current COVID 19 pandemic. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.