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  • Writer's pictureBryan Watson

I Voted Absentee - What Happens Now?

a photo showing the absent voter ballot package - the blue mailing envelop, the green return envelope, and the secrecy sleeve

Have you wondered what happens once you drop your ballot off at the clerk's office? How do they check it? Is it secure? Do they actually count it?

It's not magic. It's a lot of work by a lot of your fellow citizens to make sure your vote counts.

Livonia (MI) city clerk Susan Nash walks through the processing of an absent voter ballot.

This informative, 8-minute video from March, 2020 is courtesy of the City of Livonia and the Detroit Free Press.



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