For thousands of Michigan voters, the primary election is already over. Close to 30 percent of everyone who is going to vote in the primary elections will do so with an absentee ballot, an increase from the roughly 22 percent who did so in 2002, according to Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consultants. Grebner talks about the rise of absentee voting and how that is impacting political campaigns. He also goes into his process of polling on statewide ballot questions.
Here's Why Absentee Voting Is On The Rise
Tired of the robo-calls and political fliers? Request an absentee ballot with a valid excuse and return it as soon as possible.
Politically astute campaigns are, more than ever, tracking data daily from the Secretary of State's office on voters who have requested absentee ballots and have turned them in, said Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consultants (PPC) on this week's MIRS Monday podcast.
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