absentee ballot http://michiganradio.org en The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-14 <p>This “week in review” Michigan Radio’s Weekend Edition host Rina Miller and political analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss: Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State speech, the possibility of no fault absentee voting, a positive report on Michigan’s housing market, and a possible tax amnesty program for Detroit.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 10842 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review U.S. Post Office is asking questions about missing absentee ballots in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/us-post-office-asking-questions-about-missing-absentee-ballots-michigan <p>The U.S. Post Office is now looking into the hundreds of undelivered absentee ballots in southeast Michigan.</p><p></p><p>A spokesman for the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General says it’s directed its special agents in Michigan to contact city clerks in Auburn Hills and Roseville to ask about the undelivered absentee ballots.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:12:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 9622 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. Post Office is asking questions about missing absentee ballots in Michigan Hundreds of Auburn Hills absentee ballots not delivered http://michiganradio.org/post/hundreds-auburn-hills-absentee-ballots-not-delivered <p>On October 3rd, Terry Kowal, City Clerk for Auburn Hills, sent out 1,455 absentee voting ballots to residents who had requested them.</p><p>She knew she had a problem about a week later.&nbsp; Calls started coming in from voters, saying things like, "Where's my ballot?&nbsp; My husband got his, but I didn't get mine."</p><p>"That always raises a red flag for clerks because they're mailed at the same time," Kowal told Michigan Radio.&nbsp; (And) they're filed alphabetically, so they'd be in the same mail tray."</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:41:22 +0000 Tracy Samilton 9598 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Should we have early voting? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-should-we-have-early-voting <p>If you are a politician, or promoting one of the ballot proposals and want to influence my vote, don’t waste your time.</p><p>I voted a week ago, by absentee ballot, even though I may be home on election day. I can do that because I am 60 years old. Hey, you should be able to get some benefit out of being 60.</p><p>But here’s the thing. Unless you are my age or older, you can’t legally get an absentee ballot, except in a very few cases, mostly if you know you are going to be in jail on election day, or out of town.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:24:55 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9593 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Should we have early voting?