It has been said that desperate times call for desperate measures. Well, 2020 certainly qualifies, and state lawmakers are looking to address the issue of absentee ballot processing before it could become a major issue.

A bill that would allow Michigan clerks to start processing absentee ballots before Election Day is not dead, and the August primary legitimized concerns that some officials will not be able to quickly handle a surge of mailed-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, a legislative leader said.

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