Clerk advises residents to deliver ballots in person to township hall

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township Clerk Cathy Lane is urging residents to drop off their absentee ballot applications and ballots at the township hall.

“I would instruct anybody within driving distance of township hall to either bring their ballot back to the township hall, we’re open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we are all wearing masks, or use the drop box outside,” Lane said. “That’s the only way we can guarantee your ballot gets here.”

Residents delivering their ballots in person may do so inside the township building, 5371 S. Saginaw St., or via the drive-through window.

Lane said her office spent weeks working with the post office “trying to get them to find ballots they lost,” with no success.

More than 70 ballots came in too late to be counted in the August primary, she said.

“They will stay sealed for the record, and no one will know how they voted,” Lane said.

Township residents who are on the permanent absentee ballot list should receive ballot applications for the November general election by early September.

Anyone who does not receive their application by mid-September should contact the clerk’s office at 810-424- 2600.

Ballots will be issued in early October.