Thursday, October 1, 2020

Van Buren Township to pay postage on ballots

In an effort to ensure that all absentee ballots in the township are returned, Van Buren Township officials have paid all 2020 General Election Absentee ballot postage fees.

According to Township Clerk Leon Wright, "We want to make voting accessible for all residents. Our goal is to make voting as easy as possible for all voters in Van Buren Township.

“If you decide to mail your ballot, you don't need to put a stamp on it, however, we encourage voters to utilize the drop box in the front of the building. We want to make voting accessible for all residents,” said Wright. 

Absentee ballots were mailed last week and Wright's office staff is requesting that all residents fill out their ballot and mail it or drop it in the drop box at Township Hall, as soon as possible. 

“During the August primary election, we had thousands of absentee ballots dropped off the day prior to and day of the election,” said Wright. “The sooner we have the ballots, the faster our counting will take place and sooner results can be made available.  When voters wait until the last minute, it delays our counting efforts.” 

For more information about absentee ballots, call the clerk's office at (734) 699-8909 or email